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Constructing realities : meaning-making perspectives for psychotherapists

Author: Kevin T Kuehlwein; Hugh Rosen
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996
Series: The Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Assembles diverse viewpoints on the topic of meaning-making in psychotherapy. Discussing ideas such as constructivism, narrative, postmodernism, and social and developmental constructivism, the book  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin T Kuehlwein; Hugh Rosen
ISBN: 0787901954 9780787901950
OCLC Number: 1041607731
Description: 532 p.
Contents: Part I: An Orienting Framework. 1. Meaning--Making Narratives: Foundations for Constructivist and Social Constructionist Psychotherapies (Hugh Rosen). Part II: Constructivist and Social Constructionist Epistemology and Praxis. 2. The Construction of Clinical "Realities" (Paul Watzlawick). 3. Psychotherapeutic Theory and Practice: Contributions from Maturana's Structure Determinism (Jay S. Efran, Mitchell A. Greene). 4. Psychothethrapy as a Social Construction (Sheila McNamee). Part III: The Social Context of Construing. 5. Relationship Factors in the Creation of Identity: A Psychodynamic Perspective (Carolyn Saari). 6. Women's Constructions of Truth, Self, Authority, and Power (Nancy Rule Goldberger). 7. Narrative, Social Constructionism, and Buddhism (William D. Lax). Part IV: The Construction of Affect. 8. Emotional Creativity: Theoretical and Applied Aspects (Elma P. Nunley, James R. Averill). 9. Emotion and Cognition in Experiential Therapy: A Dialectical Constructivist Perspective (Jeanne C. Watson, Leslie S. Greenberg). Part V: Constructivist Metatheory in Psychotherapy Integration. 10. Psychoanalysis and Constructivism: Convergence in Meaning--Making Perspectives (Stephen Soldz). 11. Narrative and the Process of Psychotherapy: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Support (Robert L. Russell, Mary L. Wandrei). 12. Metaphor, Meaning--Making, and Metamorphosis (Mary Baird Carlsen). Part VI:Constructivist and Social Constructionist Psychotherapy: Examples of Personal Implications. 13. Process Interventions for the Constructivist Psychotherapist (Robert A. Neimeyer). 14. Couples Therapy: Change Talk (Steven Friedman). 15. The Meaning of Relationship in Residential Treatment: A Development Perspective (Robert L. Selman, Steven Brion--Meisels, Gregory G. Wilkins). Part VII: An Integrating Framework. 16. Interweaving Themes and Threads of Meaning--Making (Kevin T. Kuehlwein).
Series Title: The Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series
Responsibility: Hugh Rosen and Kevin T. Kuehlwein, editors.


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