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Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice

Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice
A Narrative Framework

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  • Date Published: August 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521479639

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  • This important and timely book gives a balanced synthesis, based on actual cases, evidence, practice, and experience, to describe the process of psychotherapy and identify the fundamental elements that lead to good outcome across all its schools. In the course of developing a consistently reliable, effective, practical psychotherapy, Digby Tantam pinpoints four essential principles to provide essential reading for psychiatrists or clinical psychologists looking for a straightforward framework for short-term psychotherapy and anyone working long-term with patients using a psychotherapy model.

    • Comprehensive overview of the whole field of psychotherapy and counselling
    • Evidence-based approach based around case studies
    • Covers the most recent psychological and neurobiological theories
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This valuable to anyone who practices the talking cure, regardless of ultimate technique." Paul K.B. Dagg, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

    "Tantam has much of interest to say about how social emotions of shame and disgust threaten the individual with social extinction and provoke incoherence of the self...Far from simply describing what works, Tantam theorises throughout about each component of his model." Sheena Pollet, British Journal of Psychiatry

    "I would recommend this book..." Alison Jenaway, Psychological Medicine

    "The book...offers a valuable new integrative framework for the practising psychologist and may be regarded as essential supplementary reading to the post-graduate student." Malan Heyns, University of the Free State, South African Journal of Psychology

    "Tantam writes in a contemporary manner, peppering his work with case histories based on actual clients, as well as giving examples based on protagonists from novels and myths that memorably illustrate salient points. This lends it a gently ironic tone, which is a welcome change from 'dry' theory. Moreover it provides guidance on how to sensibly embark on more sophisticated interpretive techniques which would give confidence to even the most apprehensive trainee."

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521479639
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Establishing the concerns
    2. Values
    3. What life means: emotional flavour
    4. Narrating the treatment: the formulation, reformulation and therapeutic contract
    5. Narrating the self
    6. Procedures for gaining relief
    7. Resolution: finding out what's doing this to me
    8. Universal technique for resolving predicaments
    9. Relinquishment and releasement: changing something about me
    10. Renarration: finding happiness
    11. Crises and how to surmount them
    Appendix I: confidential record
    Appendix II

  • Author

    Digby Tantam, University of Sheffield
    DOB 15 March 1948 Co-director, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation About 100 papers in psychology, psychotherapy, medical, psychiatry journals. Two co-authored books, five edited books. Previously Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Warwick, and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. Degrees in medicine, maths and philosophy, animal physiology. Long-standing interest in brief psychotherapy, non-verbal communication and Asperger syndrome. Previous Chair of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and University Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. Professional associations/learned bodies Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists Associate Member, British Psychological Society Member, British Association of Counselling Registrar, European Association of Psychotherapy Member, North West Institute of Dynamic Psychotherapy British Medical Association International Society for the Study of Emotions Universities Psychotherapy Association

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