Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy

Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy

By: Patrick Nolan (author)Hardback

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Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy provides a guide to the fundamental interpersonal elements of the therapeutic relationship that make it the most effective factor in therapy. * Presents the fundamental interpersonal elements that make the therapeutic relationship the most effective factor in psychotherapy * Explores and integrates a range of approaches from various schools, from psychoanalysis to body-oriented psychotherapy and humanistic psychotherapies * Offers clear and practical explanations of the intersubjective aspects of therapy * Demonstrates the pivotal need to work in the present moment in order to effect change and tailor therapy to the client * Provides detailed case studies and numerous practical applications of infant research and the unified body-mind perspective increasingly revealed by neuroscience


Foreword ix Preface xiii Acknowledgements xv Introduction xvii 1 Applying Findings from Infant Research 1 Introduction 1 Intersubjectivity 3 References 24 2 The Interpersonal Relationship 27 Introduction 27 The Evolution of a Relational Approach 28 The Therapist: Self with Other 30 Reflecting on Self and Other 42 Repairing the Relationship 45 References 51 3 Potential Space, Creativity and Play 54 Introduction 54 Intersubjectivity the Realm of Potential Space 55 The Therapeutic Space 56 Creativity and Play 65 References 84 4 The Intersubjective Experience 86 Introduction 86 Defining and Exploring the Intersubjective Experience 90 References 104 5 The Relational Body Mind 106 Introduction 106 The Nature of the Relational Body Mind 109 A Relational Body Mind Perspective 112 Five Modes of Experience, Function and Expression 114 Taking a Body Mind Stance 119 Relational Body Mind Therapy 121 Transference-Countertransference and the Body Mind 131 Fragile Clients 132 References 134 6 Working with Trauma and Fragile Clients 137 Introduction 137 Therapy for the Traumatized Body Mind 138 Working with Fragile Clients 149 References 157 7 Adapting Therapy to the Client: A Relational Approach 159 Introduction 159 Assessment 163 Creating the Therapeutic Frame 171 Tailoring the Therapist's Stance 174 Choosing a Level 184 Staying Adaptable and Relational 189 Arriving at an Individual Style 192 References 194 Index 197

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118307458
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9781118307458
  • weight: 436
  • ISBN10: 1118307453

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