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Resolving Counterresistances In Psychotherapy - Herbert S. Strean

Resolving Counterresistances In Psychotherapy

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1993
ISBN: 9780876307137
Number Of Pages: 272

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Widely acclaimed for his insightful book on resolving patients' resistances in psychotherapy, Dr Strean now addresses the virtually neglected problem of therapists' counterresistances - the fantasies, defenses, and other elements of the therapist's own psychological makeup that can impede the therapeutic process. At the core of this book is a crucial question: If the therapist cannot or will not confront his or her own resistances, how can the patient be expected to?; The book begins with a clear conceptualization of counterresistance in psychotherapy. Subsequent chapters focus on the ways in which counterresistance manifests itself in the initial, middle, and closing phases of therapy. Case vignettes delineate essential features of various tupes of counterresistance and show how and when to combat them.

Preface
What is Counterresistance?p. 1
Counterresistance in the Initial Sessionsp. 43
The Therapy Honeymoon and the Therapist's Counterresistancesp. 88
The First Treatment Crisis and the Therapist's Counterresistancesp. 124
The Middle Phase: The Therapist's Resistances to Comply with the Ground Rulesp. 156
The Middle Phase Continued: The Therapist's Reactions to Subtle Resistances and the Therapist's Subtle Counterresistancesp. 190
Terminationp. 222
Referencesp. 239
Name Indexp. 249
Subject Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780876307137
ISBN-10: 0876307136
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.9  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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