A collection of papers from the third Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference. The Evolution Conferences are organized by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation. The Erickson Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization. First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This book illuminates the causes of severe adolescent behavioral problems and presents a research-based fifteen-step model for helping families bring about real, lasting change. Incorporating structural and strategic principles, the author's cohesive approach focuses on setting clear rules and consequences; changing the mood and direction of confrontations; neutralizing such problem behaviors as disrespect, truancy, running away, violence, and threats of suicide; and restoring positive, nurturing relationships among family members. Special treatment issues covered include working with single-parent families, outside systems (peers, school, probation officers), divorce and stepfamily problems, and substance misuse. Clearly written, practical, and accessible, the book uses actual case examples to demonstrate each step of the approach.
Like its predecessor, Constructive Therapies, Volume 1, this engaging book presents a range of creative, time- effective approaches for helping clients build on their competencies and develop their own solutions. In-depth interviews with Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Bill O'Hanlon, Donald Meichenbaum, and Kenneth Gergen are incorporated with other clinicially oriented chapters from well-known therapists. Topics covered include different styles of constructive therapy, the externalization and deconstruction of problems, narrative work with ADHD-diagnosed children, a solution-focused approach for dealing with cases of domestic violence, EMDR and the MRI interactional approach, actualizing the empty self in psychotherapy, emotional and spiritual healing, and more. Illustrative case examples are featured throughout.
The Dyadic Transaction presents unique, pioneering research on the nature of psychoanalytic therapeutic process by three leading practitioners. An original work published for the first time, its basic findings foreshadow many of the results and new methods of research in subsequent psychoanalytic studies and continue to be highly relevant today. The volume demonstrates that the process of psychotherapy is a consequence of reciprocal interaction between the psychotherapist and the patient, rather than merely the result of actions of the therapist. "The Dyadic Transaction "sheds new and important light on how and why psychotherapy works. A team of three experienced psychoanalysts discretely an...
A Harvard psychiatrist, the author of A Prince of Our Disorder, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species.