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Emerging practice in focusing-oriented psychotherapy : innovative theory and applications

Author: Greg Madison
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Series: Advances in focusing-oriented psychotherapy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examining the cutting edge of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, this book gathers together unique insights into the future of the field from world leading psychotherapists. Covering recent innovations  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Madison
ISBN: 9781849053716 1849053715 085700722X 9780857007223
OCLC Number: 866622379
Description: 302 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements. Foreword. Mary Hendricks Gendlin, Co-Executive Director, The Focusing Institute, New York, USA. Preface. Greg Madison, City University, London, UK, Psychotherapy and Psychology Senior Lecturer, International. Introduction. Greg Madison. Section 1: FOT as a Response to Trauma. 1. Trauma, Myths, Focusing. Emmanuil Vantarakis, Hellenic Focusing Center, Athens, Greece. 2. Focusing and Trauma: A Psychotherapist Explores her own Childhood Trauma. Mary K. Armstrong, MSW, The Centre For Focusing in Toronto, Canada. 3. Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy. Shirley Turcotte, The Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada and Jeffrey J. Schiffer, Columbia University, New York, USA. Section 2. Therapeutic Innovations from the 'Whole Body'. 4. A Wholebody Focusing-Oriented Approach to Therapeutic Presence: Envisioning new Possibilities for the Therapist/Client Relationship. Karen Whalen and Kevin McEvenue, both at The Focusing Institute, New York, USA. 5. Dwelling in the Process of Embodied Awareness: Letting Fresh Life Come Through Wholebody Focusing Therapy. Astrid Schillings, Focusing Institut Koeln (FINK), Cologne, Germany. 6. Transformational Focusing: Theatre of the Living Body as Vehicle of Personal/Communal Healing. Doralee Grindler Katonah, Sofia University, California, USA and Glenn Fleisch, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), California; JKF University, California, USA. Section 3: Focusing in Asian contexts. 7. Focusing and Naikan, a uniquely Japanese way of Therapy: Innovations on Gendlin's Thought and Practice from the East. Kenichi Itoh, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan, and Mako Hikasa, Taisho University, Tokyo, Japan. 8. Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy in Korea: Cultural Background, Research Findings and Practice Status. Eunsun Joo, Duksung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea. Section 4: Applications of Focusing Practice to Specific Issues and Populations. 9. Existential Wellbeing Counselling. Mia Leijssen, University of Leuven, Belgium. 10. The Body Knows the Way: Working with Clients Facing Illness and Dying. Joan Klagsbrun, Lesley University, Massachusetts, USA. 11. Living the Dream: The Evolution of Focusing Oriented Dream Work. Leslie Ellis, Inward Bound Counselling and Training, Vancouver, Canada. 12. Understanding and Treating Addiction with the Felt Sense Experience Model. Jan Winhall, Focusing Centre On Borden Street, Toronto, Canada. 13. Decision-making Processes in Counselling and Therapy: Some Dead Ends and Ways Out. Susanne Vahrenkamp, Institut fur Gesprachspsychotherapie und personzentrierte Beratung Stuttgart, Germany, and Heinz-Joachim Feuerstein, University of Applied Sciences Kehl, Germany. 14. Focusing with the Consequences of Today's Stressful Living. Isabel Gascon, Occupational Health and Critical Care Specialist, Madrid, Spain. 15. Using Space to Facilitate the Focusing Process. Bernadette Lamboy, Institut de focusing d'Europe Francophone (IFEF), Savoie, France. Section 5: The Person within the Focusing-Oriented Approach. 16. On Becoming a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist. Salvador Moreno-Lopez, ITESO University, Mexico. 17. One Therapist's Travel Log. Joan Lavender, Experiential Psychotherapy Project, New York; The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, New York, USA. 18. What Lies Beneath? A Client's Perspective of Focusing-Oriented Therapy. Catherine Garnett, Creative Designer and FOT client, UK. Conclusion. Greg Madison.
Series Title: Advances in focusing-oriented psychotherapy
Responsibility: edited by Greg Madison ; foreword by Marion Hendricks-Gendlin.


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