Tales From The Therapy Room

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Tales From The Therapy Room

Author : Phil Lapworth
ISBN : 1446245322
Genre : Psychology
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These ten fictional short stories give students of counselling and psychotherapy a unique insight into what actually goes on in therapy. Exploring aspects of the client-therapist relationship, the reader is given a fly-on-the-wall view of the therapeutic process. Rather than suggesting a 'correct' approach, they explore possibilities and provide entertaining, vivid and thought-provoking descriptions of the therapeutic journey. Issues explored include: - contracting - boundaries and confrontation - self-disclosure on the part of the therapist - dream interpretation - the influence of the consulting room environment - conflicting belief systems. These are much more than just engaging stories - Phil Lapworth draws on over 25 years of clinical experience to show how the student can integrate theory into real practice with real clients. The final chapter explicitly highlights the specific theories, models and issues that are illustrated throughout and provides questions, learning objectives, exercises and further reading to encourage critical thinking. A door into the often-hidden perspective of what a therapist might think and feel within the therapy session, this 'shrink-wrapped' resource will be treasured by counselling and psychotherapy trainees and practitioners for years to come. Reader Responses to Tales from the Therapy Room: 'Delightful, moving stories, recounted with pith and wit' 'What a little gem this book is. Each short story distinct, crisp and unpredictable' 'A delightful, thoughtful and often funny peek into an imaginary therapy room' 'I'm limiting myself to 1 tale a night, so that I can savour it a bit longer' 'These tales have something of a detective story about them...unnerving and compelling at the same time like a good thriller, with a wonderful twist in the end' 'Beautifully constructed and lightly executed' 'Distinct, crisp and unpredictable... I came to believe that even the author was surprised by what came next' 'I found this book un-put-down-able and re-read several of the stories' 'Phil Lapworth seems to have invented a new genre of his own. Each story is a little jewel, and I had to keep reminding myself that they were fictional' 'He has caught the poignancy of human vulnerability as well as its absurdity and humour' 'These stories stand undeniably on their own as surprising and delightful duets of the psychotherapeutic relationship, often concluding with a wry and humorous twist, always entertaining and warm-hearted. We look forward to reading more such tales'
Category: Psychology

Listen Carefully And Other Tales From The Therapy Room

Author : Phil Lapworth
ISBN : 178220217X
Genre : Fiction
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This collection of ten fictional short stories invites the reader inside the consulting room, right to the heart of the therapeutic encounter, to witness what goes on between a therapist and his clients as they engage with issues such as racism, sexuality, death and dying, disfigurement, coupledom, the "thrownness" of life and other existential concerns. Based on the author's extensive experience of clinical practice, these stories take us inside the therapist's mind, into his internal world and the process of his supervision. Whether warm and compassionate, thoughtful and reflective, reactive and critical, or simply flying by the seat of his pants, the therapist is exposed in all his human vulnerability as he draws on his knowledge and experience in his attempts to address the concerns of his clients. These challenging, disturbing and humorous stories provide a rich resource for the reader's own thinking and discussion--specifically encouraged in the final chapter where the author works through each story presenting themes and theoretical aspects, and provides a series of questions for reflection. Being fictional, these stories escape the confines of a textbook's clinical case examples and have free rein over the unfolding plot; written by a practicing psychotherapist, they have the ring of authenticity that comes from many years' experience in clinical practice.
Category: Fiction

Tales From The Music Therapy Room

Author : Claire Molyneux
ISBN : 9781784509330
Genre : Psychology
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Moving beyond progress reports, clinical assessments and practical goals, this book brings to life the reflective aspects of music therapy. The result of a collaboration between New Zealand music therapists, it invites the reader to share their encounters in the therapy room through a wide variety of writings, including short stories, poetry and personal reflections. The addition of poems by a music therapy client adds a rare and innovative dimension to this book. Grounded in clinical practice, each piece of writing starts from the lived experience in the therapy room and conveys something of the ineffable elements of music therapy. Thoughtful, touching and featuring beautiful illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone looking for a more personal account of music therapy practice, including practitioners, clients and students.
Category: Psychology

Tales From Family Therapy

Author : Thorana S Nelson
ISBN : 9781317791423
Genre : Psychology
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You often see books on theoretical approaches and new interventions in therapy, but you rarely, if ever, find a book where therapists discuss their personal reactions to and views of the therapy they offer. In this amazing volume, Tales from Family Therapy: Life-Changing Clinical Experiences, psychologists, psychotherapists, and marriage and family counselors come together to share their unique experiences in therapy sessions and how they’ve learned that often the clients know more than they do! As you will see, and as these therapists reveal, sometimes all the top-notch and most innovative theories in the world won’t help a client in distress. Tales from Family Therapy isn’t just about therapists learning a lesson or two from their clients. It’s about compassion, healing, being taken by surprise, thinking on your toes, and encouraging people to believe in their strengths--not just their weaknesses. These stories represent to the authors some of the most special, most rewarding, and most puzzling moments in all their years of therapy. They invite you to share in their recollections and discussions of: the power of speaking accepting, respecting, and working with the realities clients bring the importance of first impressions in counseling how personal narratives develop through relationship coloring outside the lines of the dominant culture helping clients determine when rocking the boat is needed listening to your clients and not just your theories developing the self-of-therapist In the therapy room anything can happen, and as Tales from Family Therapy shows, anything does. Graduate students, counselors, licensed therapists, family educators, and family sciences professionals, as well as lay readers, will find this insightful book a helpful forum where the struggles, doubts, and triumphs of psychotherapy are revealed to encourage and inspire those who participate in the therapeutic process.
Category: Psychology

The Tales Of A Stroke Patient

Author : Joyce Hoffman
ISBN : 9781479712502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“I was up all night reading. I laughed, cried and my heart was touched. My friend recently began to ignore me and doesn’t want me to visit.... Your blog really made me see what a survivor sees and feel what they feel. Because of your willingness to share, I now know that I’m doing the right thing by hanging in there.” —Jada Thompson, a Reader “Oh Joyce.... Really touched my heart. There are no “happy words” to make this “better”. But you are facing it head-on, win or lose, and that says so much about your character.” —Anna Bofill, IT Professional “Takes my breath away. Powerful beyond words. Really a gem!” —Judy Freeman, Retired Teacher You have expanded my knowledge greatly! Keep up the good research and writing! —Laurel Nichols, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital “I was a reporter and I won an AP award [for an] editorial in ‘99.... I’m damaged goods and words fail me, sort of a blank slate.... I keep pluggin’ away, nose in the dictionary and thesaurus, hunting out words. I’m unsinkable.” —Mickie Roller, Stroke Survivor
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Creative Breakthroughs In Therapy

Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
ISBN : 0470487135
Genre : Psychology
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An invitation to observe and achieve transformative breakthroughs in the therapeutic experience Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment brings together nineteen of the world's most prominent and creative therapists and researchers, taking professionals inside each contributor's creative innovations in theory and technique. Designed for all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages creatively and effectively, authors Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson invite you to be inspired from the observations of your peers and consider how these approaches might be applied to your own work. Drawn from real-life cases, contributors share stories of their most creative breakthroughs, demonstrating out-of-the-box thinking that freed them to create alternative ways of meeting their clients? needs. Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment will motivate you to experiment as an agent of change, exploring new, creative ways to make a difference in people's lives, with wisdom from some of the world?s foremost authorities including: Stephen Lankton, Bradford Keeney, Sam Gladding, Steve Madigan, Michael Yapko, Scott Miller, Jeff Zeig, Judy Jordan, Robert Neimeyer, Laura Brown, Bill O'Hanlon, Cloe Madanes, Len Sperry, Fred Bemak, Nancy McWilliams, Nick Cummings and Alfonso Montuori The stories in this book represent seminal cases in which eminent practitioners in therapy and related fields express their own unique voices as clinicians. The book focuses on what led each clinician to a creative breakthrough and identifies the common variables—across all the stories—that might promote innovation in the future. Their experiences will inspire every therapist to discover their own creative path.
Category: Psychology

Inviting Reflexivity Into The Therapy Room

Author : Fabienne Kuenzli
ISBN : UVA:X004901416
Genre : Psychology
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Inviting Reflexivity into the Therapy Room assists practitioners to have more articulated theories of their practice and to better understand how expert therapists think while practicing psychotherapy. Clinicians will reach in-depth comprehension of the essential concept of reflexivity and reflexive practices. The reader will understand the growing importance of building theories of practice and the notion of practical knowing and will also be able to read the reflection-in-action and compare the expert and the novice therapists in their thought process.
Category: Psychology

Family Tales

Author : James P. Osterhaus
ISBN : 0830819967
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In Family Tales psychologist James Osterhaus guides us in reading and interpreting the stories of our families. In this way he helps us to better know ourselves, our dreams and our struggles. He shows how we can more effectively and faithfully write the stories of our lives and our current families. Underlying all is Osterhaus's grace-filled sense that we can "rewrite" past stories of hurt and pain. We are not locked into any one pattern of life, since "God uses all the mistakes, abuses and poor judgments that befell us in our family stories to shape us into the characters he wants us to be."
Category: Family & Relationships

Integrative Play Therapy

Author : Athena A. Drewes
ISBN : 1118064267
Genre : Psychology
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An integrative approach to play therapy blending various therapeutic treatment models and techniques Reflecting the transition in the field of play therapy from a "one size fits all" approach to a more eclectic framework that integrates more than one perspective, Integrative Play Therapy explores methods for blending the best theories and treatment techniques to resolve the most common psychological disorders of childhood. Edited by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this book is the first of its kind to look at the use of a multi-theoretical framework as a foundation for practice. With discussion of integrative play treatment of children presenting a wide variety of problems and disorders—including aggression issues, the effects of trauma, ADHD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, social skills deficits, medical issues such as HIV/AIDS, and more—the book provides guidance on: Play and group therapy approaches Child-directed play therapy with behavior management training for parents Therapist-led and child-led play therapies Cognitive-behavioral therapy with therapeutic storytelling and play therapy Family therapy and play therapy Bibliotherapy within play therapy An essential resource for all mental health professionals looking to incorporate play therapy into treatment, Integrative Play Therapy reveals unique flexibility in integrating theory and techniques, allowing practitioners to offer their clients the best treatment for specific presenting problems.
Category: Psychology

Deep Journeys

Author : Kenneth Kelzer
ISBN : 1556433174
Genre : Psychology
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With a strong emphasis on personal transformation as essential to therapy, Deep Journeys explores how experiential therapy can supplement analytic and interpretative therapies. Kenneth Kelzer shows how therapists, using a trance induction process, can work with clients' dreams and personal archetypes to help them understand and heal the causes of their emotional symptoms.
Category: Psychology

Art Therapy

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00605432J
Genre : Art therapy
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Category: Art therapy

Alos And Other Tales From The Private Psychiatric Hospital

Author : Daniel Shattuck
ISBN : 9780595221899
Genre : Medical
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*A.L.O.S.and other tales from the private psychiatric hospital (*average length of stay)is a short, yet eventful journey through the painfully hilarious landscape of the private psychiatric hospital. This collection of true tales exposes the madness of mental health "mangled care", corporate psychiatry and the day to day tribulations of psychiatric patients via the skillful storytelling and humor of teacher and therapist, Dan Shattuck, M.Ed. If you've ever worked in the private psychiatric field, known a patient or been a patient yourself, you won't want to miss this robust approach to "sanity making".
Category: Medical

Bryson City Tales

Author : Walt Larimore, MD
ISBN : 9780310861249
Genre : Religion
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Captivating stories of how a young doctor’s first year of medical practice in the Smoky Mountains shaped his practice of life and faithThe little mountain hamlet of Bryson City, North Carolina, offers more than dazzling vistas. For Walt Larimore, a young “flatlander” physician setting up his first practice, the town presents its peculiar challenges as well.With the winsomeness of a James Herriott book, Bryson City Tales sweeps you into a world of colorful characters, the texture of Smoky Mountain life, and the warmth, humor, quirks, and struggles of a small country town. It’s a world where the family doctor is also the emergency physician, the coroner, and the obstetrician, and where wilderness medicine is part of the job, search-and-rescue calls in the national forest are a way of life, and the next patient just may be somebody’s livestock or pet. Bryson City Tales is the tender and insightful chronicle of a young man’s rite of passage from medical student to family physician. Laughter and adventure await you in these pages, and lessons learned from Bryson City’s unforgettable residents.
Category: Religion

Parallel Psychotherapy With Children And Parents

Author : Barbara Piovano
ISBN : UOM:39015047456309
Genre : Psychology
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Psychiatrist Barbara Piovano proposes a model for the parallel treatment of severely disturbed children and their mothers, that preserves her commitment to the classic dyad while creating a forum to expose the interactive aspects of the parent-child relationship for exploration and intervention. Dr Piovano's method mandates adjacent therapy by separate practitioners with a common supervisor who is poised at the intersection of complex transference and relational dynamics. Case material, derived from both private and institutional clinical settings, demonstrates application of the parallel treatment approach and its revelations, which include: the influence on the child of the prevailing relational context, the influence on the parent of the pathology of the child and the extent of the collusion between them.
Category: Psychology

Fairy Tales In Psychotherapy

Author : Erich Franzke
ISBN : IND:30000004398586
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines the approach of directly integrating fairy tales and other stories with a supernatural theme into psychotherapy. Using a wealth of examples drawn from many years of experience, the author describes different ways of implementing fairy tales and fairy tale performances into individual and group therapy, as well as the many practical advantages offered by these methods over conventional ones. This book presents an interesting and important approach for psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and any others with an interest in mental health counseling. The book is organized in three major sections: Creative Forms with Supernatural Content -- Methods of Employing Fairy Tales in Psychotherapy -- Special Advantages of Working with Fairy Tales in Psychotherapy.
Category: Psychology


Author : Ashley Hodges Bazer
ISBN : 9781449762230
Genre : Fiction
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Ghost captain Chase Leighton’s wife, Trista, is captured by the Progressive Legacy and arrested for her affiliation with the Ghosts. Though publicly pronounced dead, she is handed over to the Legacy’s Experimental Medicine Agency. Chase searches for her, despite the news that she’s been executed. He and his men are ambushed and sentenced to the Straightjacket, a ship-based facility for the criminally insane. Systems analyst Krissa Carlisle is temporarily assigned to the ship to fix their computers. As she is working, Chase and the other inmates riot, taking Krissa as their prisoner. But when Chase comes face-to-face with Krissa, he recognizes her … as Trista.
Category: Fiction

Occupational Therapy Stories

Author : Barbara Borg
ISBN : PSU:000033647388
Genre : Medical
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This textbook provides a unique approach for learning about challenging issues and situations that arise in everyday occupational therapy practice. The stories in the text describe therapeutic interactions among clients, therapists, family members, and other professionals within an environment created by the helping community. Emphasis is placed on the psychosocial components of each story, and each illustrates how a familiar occupational therapy intervention model is individualized in real practice. The stories told are thought-provoking and echo themes familiar in occupational therapy. Some of the topics covered include establishing trust; maintaining quality of life through occupation; responding to non-motivated, aggressive, and confused behaviors; the use of meaningful activity, and helping individuals and families cope with change.
Category: Medical