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The Silent Language of Psychotherapy : Social Reinforcement of Unconscious Processes - David M. Young

The Silent Language of Psychotherapy

Social Reinforcement of Unconscious Processes

Paperback Published: 1st December 1998
ISBN: 9780202306100
Number Of Pages: 324

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Therapeutic changes occur in many places, and among animals as well as humans. A theory that attempts to explain therapeutic changes should be based on principles that apply not only to those changes occurring during the hour, but also to those observed in the educational process, in interpersonal relations, and in the social milieu, as well as with animals. It would be desirable to discover principles broad enough to provide a deeper understanding of therapeutic change in this wide variety of situations.

Experienced therapists appear to be similar in what they are doing, although they may disagree as to why they do it. In spite of the arguments about theoretical formulations, it can be observed that during an hour with a patient many psychotherapists may not follow their own theories too well. There probably is some relevance in a comparison of psychotherapy with a concept formation test: the subject gives the correct answers but is unable to state why he did so or what principles he followed in making his choices. The therapist, too, may help a patient but he is often uncertain as to "why" and "how." It is very likely that the effective principles in therapeutic work rest on processes that are more general than the specific principles advanced by different schools.

This volume combines the elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy in a theoretical system that focuses on the importance of patient-therapist interaction, especially in terms of the exchange of subtle or covert communication cues. In this significantly updated and expanded edition of their classic text, Beier and Young analye recent developments in new areas of practice facing today's therapist: managed care and the clinical impact of the control of healthcare delivery; and biological intervention and other issues related to psychotropic medication.

Ernst G. Beier is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Utah. He is active in the American Psychological Association, and was one of its founding presidents. He is the author of many articles on psychotherapy and clinical psychology.

David M. Young is professor of psychology at Indiana University-Perdue University at Fort Wayne. He is the author of numerous journal articles and has private practice in psychology and is busy in consulting.

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Overviewp. 1
The Anatomy of a Message: Structure and Motivationp. 11
Developing Patterns: Choosing Responses to the Environmentp. 23
Information-Gathering Process in Psychotherapyp. 35
The Use of Conventionsp. 51
Interventions in Psychotherapyp. 59
Labeling the Therapist's Activityp. 79
Content Choices in the Psychotherapeutic Hourp. 97
Extratherapeutic Incidentsp. 105
Technical Problems in the Therapeutic Processp. 135
Communication Analysis in Family Group and Group Therapyp. 147
The Child's Communication in Therapyp. 171
The Changing Landscape of Psychotherapy Practice: Managed Carep. 195
The Therapist as a Consultantp. 205
Supervision in Communication Analytic Therapyp. 231
Nonverbal Communication in Psychotherapyp. 243
The Ethical Problems of Control of Behaviorp. 255
Pills and Caring Talkp. 261
Summary and Conclusions: Being Asocial in Social Places; Giving the Patient a New Experiencep. 277
Referencesp. 291
Author Indexp. 298
Subject Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780202306100
ISBN-10: 0202306100
Series: Aldine De Gruyer
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st December 1998
Publisher: TRANSACTION PUBL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.39  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition