Counselling, Psychology & Psychiatry
This dictionary analyses and explains numerous symbols and images, with an emphasis on their use in counselling. The subjects in the dictionary all have relevance to symbols and symbolic language, and all of them have an imagery content. This book is intended to help the reader understand the wealth of symbols and symbolic language existing today.
Intersubjective and Self Psychological Pathways to Human Understanding
Using clinical examples, the contributors demonstrate the 'good enough' healing power of carefully constructed and supervised groups conducted by therapists who apply both Kohut's self psychological concepts and those currently evolving from intersubjectivity throughout the world.
Bringing new and original ideas to the main theoretical points, the author explores such questions as how attachment theory can guide a critical exploration of how therapists work with their patients, and what the practical implications are of using such an approach.
Practices and Perspectives
Prison Theatre offers a variety of perspectives on a range of practical and theoretical approaches to the use of drama and theatre in prisons and probation but also in secure settings including the use of creative processes to examine the roots of offending behaviour and in building prisoners' confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.
Professionals engaged in art therapy discuss aspects of practice which are affected by an environment of increasing cultural diversity. Some contributions examine problems faced by members of ethnic minorities who are caught between assertion of their cultural identities and assimilation into a different social milieu.
Theory and Practice of Creative Writing in Personal Development
This book examines the potential of creative writing as a therapeutic tool. Illustrating a wide range of approaches, the contributors provide an introduction to thinking about creative writing in a personal development context with suggestions for further reading, and look at the potential evolution of therapeutic creative writing in the future.
Crime, Psychodynamics and the Offender Patient
Widely regarded as the definitive work on forensic psychotherapy, this major compendium is now published in paperback in one volume.This compendium of forensic psychotherapy brings together the contributions of over sixty authors and covers all aspects- both theoretical and applied- of this currently crystallizing field.
Diagnosis and Intervention to Meet Their Needs Second Edition
This completely revised edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information.
An Exploration of Self Representations Using Spatial Concepts
This book explores how physical structures that children create in play reflect their own inner emotional landscape. Burford focuses on these physical expressions of the internal processes and their application in psychotherapy, with particular reference to the pioneering work of the child psychotherapist Margaret Lowenfield.
The management of the secure psychiatric services is under increasing scrutiny. The book illustrates the problems faced by the Special Hospitals, the techniques and action employed to effect major change in these large, enclosed institutions, difficulties and obstacles encountered which dominate and influenced management and clinical initiatives.
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