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Persuasion and healing : a comparative study of psychotheraphy

Author: Jerome D Frank; Julia B Frank
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

As they explore the power of "healing rhetoric"in these activities, the authors strengthen the ties among the various healing profession.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome D Frank; Julia B Frank
ISBN: 9780801846366 0801846366
OCLC Number: 1158428454
Notes: This ed. originally published: 1991.
Target Audience: Audience: Specialized.
Description: xviii, 343 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Psychotherapy in America TodayChapter 1. What is Psychotherapy?Chapter 2. The Historical Roots of PsychotherapyChapter 3. Cultural Definitions of Mental Illness and PsychotherapyChapter 4. Who Receives Psychotherapy?Chapter 5. Who Conducts Psychotherapy?Chapter 6. What Are the Effects of Psychotherapy?Chapter 7. SummaryPart II: A Conceptual Framework for PsychotherapyChapter 8. Mental Illness, Psychotherapy, and Interpersonal StressChapter 9. The Assumptive WorldChapter 10. Demoralization: The Common Characteristic of Persons in PsychotherapyChapter 11. The Functions of Myth and RitualChapter 12. SummaryPart III: Psychotherapy, the Transformation of MeaningsChapter 13. Psychotherapy as Applied Behavioral ScienceChapter 14. Psychotherapy and RhetoricChapter 15. Psychotherapy and Hermeneutics: The Patient as a TextChapter 16. SummaryPart IV: Religious Revivalism and CultsChapter 17. Revivalism in Cultural ContextChapter 18. Conversion Experiences and Revival MeetingsChapter 19. CultsChapter 20. The Effects of Cults and Revival MeetingsChapter 21. Discussion and SummaryPart V: Religiomagical HealingChapter 22. Illnesses in Nonindustrialized SocietiesChapter 23. The Role of the Healer in Nonindustrialized SocietiesChapter 24. The Healing Ceremony in Nonindustrialized SocietiesChapter 25. Lourdes and Religious Healing in the Western WorldChapter 26. Other Forms of Nonmedical HealingChapter 27. SummaryPart VI: Mind and Body in PsychotherapyChapter 28. Drugs and PsychotherapyChapter 29. Psychological Effects of Bodily InjuriesChapter 30. Psychological Implications of Chronic IllnessChapter 31. Stressful Life Experiences, Temperament, and Family Environment in Physical IllnessChapter 32. Mastery, Hope, and Psychotherapy in Physical IllnessChapter 33. The Induction of Favorable Mental States through Bodily Manipulations and ExercisesChapter 34. SummaryPart VII: The Placebo Response and the Role of Expectations in Medical and Psychological TreatmentChapter 35. The Placebo ResponseChapter 36. Some Determinants of the Placebo ResponseChapter 37. The Placebo Response and PsychotherapyChapter 38. Psychotherapy and the Expectation of HelpChapter 39. The Preparation of Patients for Psychotherapy: The Role-Induction InterviewChapter 40. SummaryPart VIII: The Psychotherapist and the PatientChapter 41. The Sociocultural Status of Psychotherapists and PatientsChapter 42. The Training of PsychotherapistsChapter 43. Backgrounds and Personal Characteristics of PsychotherapistsChapter 44. Personal Attributes of PatientsChapter 45. The Therapeutic DyadChapter 46. The Power Imbalance in the Therapeutic EncounterChapter 47. A Note on Telepathy and PsychotherapyChapter 48. SummaryPart IX: Evocative Individual PsychotherapiesChapter 49. IntroductionChapter 50. Classification of PsychotherapiesChapter 51. Schools of Evocative TherapyChapter 52. Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic PsychotherapiesChapter 53. Evocative Therapies as Methods of PersuasionChapter 54. SummaryPart X: Directive Individual PsychotherapiesChapter 55. An Overview of Cognitive and Behavior TherapyChapter 56. Cognitive TherapiesChapter 57. Behavior TherapiesChapter 58. Morale-building Effects of Cognitive and Behavior TherapiesChapter 59. Emotional Arousal, Abreactive Therapy, and Posttraumatic Stress SyndromesChapter 60. SummaryPart XI: Group and Family PsychotherapiesChapter 61. Classifying Group TherapiesChapter 62. Encounter GroupsChapter 63. Group TherapyChapter 64. Family TherapyChapter 65. SummaryPart XII: Psychotherapy in a Controlled EnvironmentChapter 66. Social Breakdown Syndromes and DemoralizationChapter 67. An Overview of Controlled Settings and Their RationalesChapter 68. The Traditional Mental HospitalChapter 69. Milieu TherapyChapter 70. From Therapeutic Community to Community CareChapter 71. SummaryEpilogue: Some Personal Reflections on the Intellectual History of This BookReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Jerome D. Frank, Julia B. Frank.


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