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Therapeutic Presence : Bridging Expression and Form - Arthur Robbins

Therapeutic Presence

Bridging Expression and Form

By: Arthur Robbins (Editor)


Published: 1st September 1997
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In this text, Arthur Robbins explores the interaction between patient and therapist in depth, examining the concept of therapeutic presence, and the therapists ability to maintain it. Robbin's theory integrates a creative framework that synthesizes traditional and non-traditional approaches to treatment, and should be of interest to all mental health professionals.

Prefacep. 9
Introduction to Therapeutic Presencep. 17
Wriggles, Squiggles and Words: From Expression to Meaning in Early Childhood and Psychotherapyp. 39
Affect and Therapeutic Presence as a Diagnostic Indicatorp. 87
The Therapist as Nannyp. 107
The Healer as Therapistp. 121
The Impact of Pregnancy on the Psychotherapeutic Process: An Integrated Approach to Working with the Self-Disordered Clientp. 142
Therapeutic Presence in Holistic Psychotherapyp. 153
Listen to the Music of the Unconscious: Using Countertransference as a Compass in Analytical Music Therapyp. 185
Ritual in Expressive Therapyp. 204
The Field of Wings: Puppetry as Therapy from an Object Relations Point of View and Incorporating Field Psychologyp. 219
The Power of Art and Story: Women Therapists Create Their Own Fairy Talesp. 245
Dance/Movement and Art Therapies as Primary Expressions of the Selfp. 261
A Final Notep. 273
The Contributorsp. 274
Subject Indexp. 275
Author Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9781853025594
ISBN-10: 1853025593
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 1st September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42