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Metaphor Therapy

Metaphor Therapy Author Richard R. Kopp
ISBN-10 9781134863945
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 216
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Therapist-generated metaphoric interventions have been used for many years to enhance psychodynamic, Ericksonian, and family systems approaches to therapy.



Metaphor Therapy

Metaphor Therapy Author Richard R. Kopp
ISBN-10 9781134864010
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 216
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Therapist-generated metaphoric interventions have been used for many years to enhance psychodynamic, Ericksonian, and family systems approaches to therapy.



Metaphor Therapy

Metaphor Therapy Author Richard Royal Kopp
ISBN-10 0876307799
Release 1995
Pages 188
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Using Metaphors In Psychotherapy

Using Metaphors In Psychotherapy Author Philip Barker
ISBN-10 9781135063764
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 240
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Published in the year 1982, Using Metaphors in Psychotherapy is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.



Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy

Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy Author Ellen Y. Siegelman
ISBN-10 0898620147
Release 1993-08-01
Pages 206
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When therapists hear patients talk of feeling "imprisoned," "burning with rage," "trapped," or "unequipped," they are witnessing manifestations of the symbolic attitude, the hallmark of all depth psychology. Most clinicians naturally respond to and use metaphors, but they often fail to understand the full potential of metaphoric images. This volume, in addressing the transforming power of metaphor, demonstrates how clinicians can deepen the therapeutic encounter.



101 Healing Stories

101 Healing Stories Author George W. Burns
ISBN-10 0471395897
Release 2001-04-05
Pages 288
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Using folktales and other metaphoric stories can aid the healing process Just as stories have the power to enrich our lives, shape the way we perceive and interact with the world, and reveal the wonders of the human spirit, so too can they play an important and potent role in therapy-helping people develop the skills to cope with and survive a myriad of life situations. 101 Healing Stories celebrates the rewards of using parables, fables, and metaphors in therapy as a nonthreatening means to help clients discuss problems and consider possible solutions. George W. Burns examines the healing value of using metaphors in therapy and provides 101 inspirational story ideas that therapists can adapt to share with clients for effecting change. He explains how to tell stories that engage the client, how to make them metaphoric, and where to find sources for such tales. Burns also shows readers how to build stories from personal experiences or their own imagination to use in session, making this thoughtful book an especially creative therapeutic tool. Contains 101 stories grouped by desired therapeutic outcome, highlighting each story's applicability to a variety of presenting problems Offers talking points for therapists such as speci?c insights, outcomes, or skills that are illustrated by the stories Features shaded tabs that index stories by therapeutic outcome for easy reference and selection



Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy

Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy Author James L. Griffith
ISBN-10 9781462505838
Release 2012-01-19
Pages 320
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Drawing on narrative, postmodern, and other therapeutic perspectives, this book guides therapists in exploring the creative and healing possibilities in clients' spiritual and religious experience. Vivid personal accounts and dialogues bring to life the ways spirituality may influence the stories told in therapy, the language and metaphors used, and the meanings brought to key relationships and events. Applications are discussed for a wide variety of clinical situations, including helping people resolve relationship problems, manage psychiatric symptoms, and cope with medical illnesses.



Healing with Stories

Healing with Stories Author George W. Burns
ISBN-10 0470118415
Release 2007-05-04
Pages 304
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An invitation to observe and learn the therapeutic art of storytelling Healing with Stories brings together a stellar collection of some of the world's most prominent practitioners, taking you inside their thinking and processes for working with metaphors. They represent the panorama of metaphor practice in psychotherapy today with considered, humorous, and compassionate case examples that step you through the intricacies for replicating their work in your own. This is a book for family therapists who work with children, adults, and families, as well as for hypnotherapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, narrative therapists, dynamic therapists, solution-focused therapists, and child therapists. In fact, all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages with the greatest effectiveness will find this book to be an essential and useful clinical tool. Contributors include: * Richard Kopp * Julie H. Linden * Mikaela J. Hildebrandt * Lindsay B. Fletcher * Steven C. Hayes * Michael D. Yapko * Valerie E. Lewis * Gregory Smit * Joy Nel * Christine Perry * Joyce C. Mills * Rubin Battino * Carol A Hicks-Lankton * Wendel A. Ray * Jana P. Sutton * Robert McNeilly * Roxanna Erickson-Klein * Angela Ebert * Hasham Al Musawi * Teresa Garcia-Sanchez * George W. Burns Praise for Healing with Stories "George Burns has done an expert job of compiling a definitive work that demystifies the ever-versatile metaphor. Whether you are a novice or an expert clinician, you will find a treasury of story interventions along with the 'inside scoop' on how each was created and applied to bring success in nineteen unforgettable case chapters. Better yet, you'll be able to create your own healing metaphors thanks to the expert guidance of a wide range of talented storytellers. Don't miss out on this one!" --Maggie Phillips, PhD, author of Finding the Energy to Heal and coauthor of Healing the Divided Self "If you want to be inspired, entertained, and enlightened, Healing with Stories is the book to read. George Burns, a master storyteller, has assembled a creative, diverse group of clinicians to share their ideas about how metaphor can be used with a variety of problems and clients. The result is a fascinating array of insights into metaphor's role in the healing process." --Richard G. Whiteside, MSW, author of Becoming Dragon



Metaphors and Therapy

Metaphors and Therapy Author Sarah Stewart-Spencer
ISBN-10 1541157125
Release 2016-12-21
Pages 202
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Grasping abstract concepts embedded in mental health training can be challenging! Students, trainees and supervisees often feel frustrated with the vast ambiguity present in clinical training. This teaching guide breaks though the haze by introducing a variety of metaphors to help instructors and supervisors clearly explain the therapeutic process. From case conceptualization to the importance of self-care, each metaphor opens a creative path for exploring foundational concepts. Each chapter provides the metaphor, key points for metaphor conceptualization, modifications and sample questions for group supervision, ethical and cultural considerations, potential roadblocks and additional applications of the metaphor. This resource benefits professionals at all levels of training that want to strike the match on professional growth! This teaching tool has been endorsed by the following leaders in the helping profession: "Metaphors and Therapy: Enhancing Clinical Supervision and Education provides a practical, refreshing, and creative alternative to teaching beginning counselors and therapists how to understand the therapeutic process. Since each metaphor targets the concern the metaphor is intended to address (self-care, trauma, case conceptualization, etc.) and the chapters consistently address the same key elements, the book is easy to use. My favorite aspect of the book, however, is the fact that the metaphors transcend theory and suggest different solutions and views of life's challenges. I think this text is a much needed and overdue resource for the clinical supervision and education of members of the helping professions that could dramatically change some of the ways we currently approach the supervisory and educational process." David Capuzzi, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, Counselor Educator, A Past President of American Counseling Association "This book provides a unique and interesting way of viewing the interaction between psychotherapy and metaphors. It takes a practical look at the process of therapy through a non-traditional, 21st century lens as it explores the powerful and frequently overlooked element of metaphors for therapy. New and experienced therapists, clinical supervisors and counselor educators will find this book to be a valuable resource." Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, President/CEO of International Association of Trauma Professionals, "This is a book that is long overdue. I am excited to see the recognition of metaphors pertaining to the therapist-client relationship in the context of ethical practice, self-care, cultural competence and resiliency." Lee A. Underwood, PsyD., Professor/Director of the Center for Addictive and Offender Research at Regent University



Metaphor in Practice

Metaphor in Practice Author Niklas Törneke
ISBN-10 9781626259034
Release 2017-08-01
Pages 256
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The use of metaphor is central to the implementation of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and is a powerful tool for all practicing psychotherapists. In Metaphor in Practice, psychotherapist Niklas Törneke presents the first practical book to combine the behavioral and linguistic sciences of metaphor, and illustrates how and when to apply metaphors in practice for better treatment outcomes. The use of metaphors and experiential exercises can help clients gain a deeper understanding of the problems that cause their disorders. Metaphors help clients connect with their values, and often spark the inspiration and motivation needed to make a commitment to change. And while metaphor is central to relational frame theory (RFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), research now shows its usefulness has an even broader reach. In this book, you’ll find a scientific analysis of metaphor based on over thirty years of research, as well as trends in research over the last ten years. The book includes an overview of RFT, how metaphor has influenced the community of behavior analysis, as well as available clinical research on metaphor use. You’ll also discover how to create metaphors for functional analysis, distance of observation, and things that matter to your client. Most importantly, you’ll find practical examples of metaphors and clinical exercises you can use in-session. There are many books on metaphor and psychotherapy, but this is the first book to make the connection between the science of metaphor and the detailed clinical process of using that knowledge. If you are a mental health professional—or simply interested in the science of metaphor—this book will provide everything you need to understand and apply this approach.



Counselling and Therapy Techniques

Counselling and Therapy Techniques Author Augustine Meier
ISBN-10 9781473903708
Release 2010-10-15
Pages 192
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This is the first book on counselling skills to look in detail at the practical interventions and tools used to establish the therapeutic relationship. Step-by-step, the text teaches the reader exactly how to use these skills with clients to address their concerns and achieve therapeutic change. Integrative and pluralistic in approach, the text covers the key techniques from all the major therapeutic models, placing them in their historical and theoretical contexts. Techniques covered include empathic responding, experiential focusing, Gestalt, metaphors, task-directed imagery, ego state therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behvioral therapy, narrative therapy and self-in-relationship therapy. The book: - presents each technique from the perspective of its underlying theory; - gives practical instruction on how to deliver each intervention; - provides extracts from counselling sessions to demonstrate the technique in action. This book is crucial reading for all trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses or preparing to use counselling techniques in a range of other professional settings. It is also helpful for professionals who wish to acquire additional skills. Augustine Meier, certified clinical psychologist, professor Emeritus, Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario and Founder and President of the Ottawa Institute for Object Relations Therapy. Micheline Boivin, certified clinical psychologist, Psychological Services of the Family, Youth and Children's Program at the Centre for Health and Social Services, Gatineau, Québec.



Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy Second Edition

Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy  Second Edition Author Froma Walsh
ISBN-10 9781606238387
Release 2008-12-04
Pages 412
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Exploring the role of spirituality in couple and family relationships, this successful text and practitioner guide illustrates ways to tap spiritual resources for coping, healing, and resilience. Leading experts in family therapy and pastoral care discuss how faith beliefs and practices can foster personal and relational well-being, how religious conflicts or a spiritual void can contribute to distress, and what therapists can gain from reflecting on their own spiritual journeys. The volume is rich with insights for working with multi-faith and culturally diverse clients.



101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens Author George W. Burns
ISBN-10 9781118428894
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 336
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A comprehensive guide to understanding and using storytelling in therapy with kids and teens "George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkable ability to create, discover, and tell engaging stories that can teach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kids and teens learn these life lessons early on, providing them opportunities for getting help and even learning to think preventively." -Michael D. Yapko, PhD | Author of Breaking the Patterns of Depression and Hand-Me-Down Blues "George Burns takes the reader on a wonderful journey, balancing metaphor, good therapeutic technique, and empirical foundations during the trip. Given that Burns utilizes all three aspects of the Confucian story referred to in the book-teaching, showing, and involving-readers should increase their understanding of how stories can be used therapeutically." -Richard G. Whiteside, MSW | Author of The Art of Using and Losing Control and Working with Difficult Clients: A Practical Guide to Better Therapy "A treasure trove for parents and for professionals in the child-development fields." -Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD | Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Stories can play an important and potent role in therapy with children and adolescents-helping them develop the skills to cope with and survive a myriad of life situations. In many cases, stories provide the most effective means of communicating what kids and teens might not want to discuss directly. 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens provides straightforward advice on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people, this unique resource can be combined with other inventive and evidence-based techniques such as play, art, music, and drama therapies as well as solution focused, hypnotic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Offering guidance for new clinicians and seasoned professionals, George Burns's latest work delivers a unique combination-information on incorporating storytelling in therapy, dozens of ready-made stories, and tips for creating original therapeutic stories. Innovative chapters include: * Guidance for effective storytelling * Using metaphors effectively * Where to get ideas for healing stories * Planning and presenting healing stories * Teaching parents to use healing stories In addition, 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens includes dozens of story ideas designed to address a variety of issues, such as: * Enriching learning * Teaching self-care * Changing patterns of behavior * Managing relationships, emotions, and life challenges * Creating helpful thoughts * Developing life skills and problem-solving techniques



Clean Language

Clean Language Author Wendy Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781845903183
Release 2008-10-24
Pages 240
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This book will teach you a new way to communicate which gets to the heart of things! By asking Clean Language questions to explore the metaphors which underpin a person's thinking, you can help people to change their lives in a way that intrinsically respects diversity and supports empowerment. Both you and they will gain profound new insights into what makes them tick. The approach was originally used to help clients to resolve deep trauma. It is now being used to get to the truth and to solve complex problems by some of the sharpest and most innovative people in the world - coaches, business people, educators, health professionals and many others.



The Mystery of Goodness and the Positive Moral Consequences of Psychotherapy

The Mystery of Goodness and the Positive Moral Consequences of Psychotherapy Author Mary W. Nicholas
ISBN-10 0393701662
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 248
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Discusses the virtues of altruism, responsibility, justice, egalitarianism, and honesty, and looks at the role of psychotherapy in promoting goodness



The Therapeutic Alliance

The Therapeutic Alliance Author J. Christopher Muran
ISBN-10 9781606238875
Release 2011-02-25
Pages 368
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This state-of-the-art book presents research-based practice guidelines that clinicians of any orientation can use to optimize the therapeutic alliance. Leading proponents of the major psychotherapeutic approaches explain just what a good alliance is, how to create it, and how to recognize and repair alliance ruptures. Applications in individual, group, couple, and family therapy are explored; case examples vividly illustrate the concepts and techniques. Links between the quality of the alliance and client outcomes are elucidated. A section on training fills a major gap in the field, reviewing proven strategies for helping therapists to develop key relationship-building skills.



Metaphor in Psychotherapy

Metaphor in Psychotherapy Author Dennis Tay
ISBN-10 9789027271617
Release 2013-07-25
Pages 211
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This book represents a bold attempt to address contemporary issues in both metaphor and psychotherapy research. On one hand, metaphor research is increasingly concerned not just with describing metaphors in discourse, but how they could be used more adroitly in purposive ‘real world’ contexts such as psychotherapy. On the other hand, while a growing number of mental health professionals believe that metaphors contribute in some way to the psychotherapy process, their ability and willingness to use metaphors might be compromised by a relative unfamiliarity with the various nuanced aspects of metaphor theory. The present analysis of metaphors in authentic psychotherapeutic talk brings these theoretical aspects to the forefront, and suggests how they can be applied to enhance the use of communication of metaphors in psychotherapy. It should be of interest to metaphor researchers, mental health professionals, and discourse analysts in general.