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Mastering the clinical conversation : language as intervention / Matthieu Villatte, Jennifer L. Villatte, Steven C. Hayes.

By: Villatte, Matthieu.
Contributor(s): Villatte, Jennifer L | Hayes, Steven C.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: xvii, 406 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781462523061 (acidfree paper); 1462523064 (acidfree paper).Subject(s): Psychotherapist and patient | Psychotherapists -- Language | Communication in psychiatry | Psychotherapy | MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work | PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / GeneralDDC classification: 616.89/14 Other classification: MED105000 | SOC025000 | PSY028000
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 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 -- References -- Index.
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "Subject Areas/Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy, ACT, assessments, CBT, cognitive-behavioral therapy, contextual behavioral science, interventions, language, metaphors, mindfulness, psychotherapy, relational frame theory, RFT, therapeutic communication, therapeutic relationships, therapists DESCRIPTION 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. "-- Provided by publisher.
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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"-- Provided by publisher.

"Subject Areas/Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy, ACT, assessments, CBT, cognitive-behavioral therapy, contextual behavioral science, interventions, language, metaphors, mindfulness, psychotherapy, relational frame theory, RFT, therapeutic communication, therapeutic relationships, therapists DESCRIPTION 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. "-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-396) and index.

Machine generated contents note: 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 -- References -- Index.

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