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Mastering the clinical conversation : language as intervention

Author: Matthieu Villatte; Jennifer L Villatte; Steven C Hayes
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2016].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This compelling book provides psychotherapists with evidence-based strategies for harnessing the power of language to free clients from life-constricting patterns and promote psychological flourishing. Grounded in relational frame theory (RFT), the volume shares innovative ways to enhance assessment and intervention using specific kinds of clinical conversations. Techniques are demonstrated for activating and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthieu Villatte; Jennifer L Villatte; Steven C Hayes
ISBN: 9781462523061 1462523064
OCLC Number: 950693106
Description: xvii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The power of language --
2. Language and psychopathology --
3. Symbolic tools of change --
4. Psychological assessment --
5. Activating and shaping behavior change --
6. Building a flexible sense of self --
7. Fostering meaning and motivation --
8. Building and delivering experiential metaphors --
9. Training experiential skills through formal practice --
10. Empowering the therapeutic relationship --
Epilogue --
Quick guide to using RFT in psychotherapy --
Practical definitions of terms used in this book.
Responsibility: Matthieu Villatte, Jennifer L. Villatte, Steven C. Hayes.

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"This compelling book provides psychotherapists with evidence-based strategies for harnessing the power of language to free clients from life-constricting patterns and promote psychological flourishing. Grounded in relational frame theory (RFT), the volume shares innovative ways to enhance assessment and intervention using specific kinds of clinical conversations. Techniques are demonstrated for activating and shaping behavior change, building a flexible sense of self, fostering meaning and motivation, creating powerful experiential metaphors, and strengthening the therapeutic relationship. User-friendly features include more than 80 clinical vignettes with commentary by the authors, plus a "Quick Guide to Using RFT in Psychotherapy" filled with sample phrases and questions to ask"--

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