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Control therapy : an integrated approach to psychotherapy, health, and healing

Author: Deane H Shapiro, Jr.; John A Astin
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is the first comprehensive work devoted to control theory and the use of control-based techniques in psychotherapy, addressing issues of control and self-control as they apply to various  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deane H Shapiro, Jr.; John A Astin
ISBN: 047155278X 9780471552789
OCLC Number: 924752662
Description: xiv, 370 s. : illustrations
Contents: EXAMINING CONTROL THEORIES. A Historical and Contemporary Overview of Control Theories. A Unifying Theory of Human Control. Developing a Control Profile: Assessing the Theory. SEEKING OPTIMAL CONTROL IN MENTAL, PHYSICAL, AND INTERPERSONAL HEALTH. Suboptimal and Normal Control Profiles: Relationship to Mental Health. Beyond Normal: Toward Optimal Control and Psychological Well-Being. Control and Physical Health: Coping, Prevention, and Wellness. Control and Healthy Relationships. CONTROL AND THE THERAPEUTIC ENCOUNTER. Knowing Thyself: Therapist Control Dynamics and Orientation. Client Control Dynamics and Control Stories. Techniques for Developing Assertive/Change and Yielding/Acceptance Modes of Control. Technique Refinements for Addressing Client Resistances and Other Difficulties in Gaining Control. An Overview of a Control-Based Approach to Clinical Treatment: Mental and Physical Health Case Studies. A Case of Couples Therapy: A Control-Based Approach. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS. Next Steps and Broader Implications. Personal Epilogue. Acknowledgments. Appendices. Bibliography. Indexes.
Responsibility: Deane H. Shapiro, Jr., John A. Astin.


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