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Mastering Relationship Conflicts : Discoveries in Theory, Research and Practice - Brin Felix Swain Grenyer

Mastering Relationship Conflicts

Discoveries in Theory, Research and Practice

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9781557988270
Number Of Pages: 280

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This text explores discoveries about an important process in psychotherapy: the client's development of mastery over symptoms, conflicts and problems. The author defines mastery as an ingredient common to all forms of therapy that helps clients develop both self-understanding and self-control. He demonstrates how the process of mastery works and how it can significantly reduce clients' symptoms and help them respond to emotional conflicts with greater flexibility. In this study, the development of mastery is meaningfully related to changes in the therapeutic alliance, transference, and close interpersonal relationships. The author promotes an approach to clinical work that aims to be informed and responsive to research findings irrespective of the specific form of therapy conducted by the clinician. He attempts to apply a new methodology to studying the psychotherapeutic process using verbatim transcripts as the evidential base. The results contribute to an understanding of what makes psychotherapy effective and how this knowledge can help the practising clinician.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Mastery as a Central Ingredient in Psychotherapyp. 3
Theory and Basis of Masteryp. 13
A Theory of Mastery Through Psychotherapyp. 15
Mastery and Current Trends in Psychotherapyp. 39
Measuring Masteryp. 55
The Mastery Scale Methodp. 57
Reliability and Validity of the Mastery Scalep. 97
Using the Mastery Concept in Clinical Practicep. 115
How Psychotherapists Help Patients Develop Masteryp. 117
Mastery and Interpersonal Relations: Therapeutic Alliance, Transference, and Core Relationships With Parents and Loversp. 141
Mastery and Different Client Populations: Depression, Personality Disorders, and Substance Dependencep. 169
Conclusionp. 195
The Process of Mastery: Present Status and Future Directionsp. 197
Referencesp. 207
Indexp. 229
About the Authorp. 239
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ISBN: 9781557988270
ISBN-10: 1557988277
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.79