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Gestalt therapy for addictive and self-medicating behaviors [electronic resource] / Philip Brownell.

Author/Creator:
Brownell, Philip, Psy. D.
Publication:
New York : Springer, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (195 p.)
Subjects:
Substance abuse -- Treatment.
Gestalt therapy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This volume describes the most current gestalt approaches to treating substance abuse and other self-medicating behaviors by a leading practitioner and scholar in the field. It is based on the gestalt view of the self-medicating dynamic as one of pattern repetition and difficulty overcoming rigid patterns of response to sensory experience and life's routine demands. The book provides a practical model for helping clients with the gamut of self-medicating behaviors-substance and alcohol abuse, overeating, gambling, overworking, rage, and others-and describes a recovery program as a system creat
Contents:
Cover; Halftitle; About the Author; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: The Need to Change; Chapter 1: The Nature of Addiction and Self-Medicating Behaviors; DEFINITIONS; A CLOSER LOOK AT SELF-MEDICATING; DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN ABUSE AND ADDICTION; CONTRASTING SCENARIOS; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES AND RESOURCES; Chapter 2: Just How Fixed Can One Get? The Nature of Recovery; MODELS OF RECOVERY; PROGRAMS OF RECOVERY; A WORKING DEFINITION OF RECOVERY; EFFECTIVENESS; LISA, GIL, AND MELISSA; NOTES; REFERENCES; Chapter 3: The Will to Change
MOTIVATIONTHE POWER IN A FIGURE OF INTEREST; MOTIVATION RELATED TO TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION; LISA; CONCLUSION; NOTES; REFERENCES; Part 2: An Approach to Treatment; Chapter 4: The Nature of Individual Experience; A PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH; GILBERT AND MELISSA; NOTES; REFERENCES; Chapter 5: The Importance of Relationships; RELATIONSHIP CRITICAL TO POSITIVE OUTCOME; THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP IN GESTALT THERAPY; LISA; NOTES; REFERENCES; Chapter 6: The Sense of the Situation; CONCEIVING OF THE FIELD; FIELD-THEORETICAL STRATEGY; GILBERT; NOTES; REFERENCES; Chapter 7: The Willingness to Experiment
THE ESSENTIAL EXPERIMENTAL NATURE OF GESTALT THERAPEUTIC PROCESSBILATERAL AND UNILATERAL EXPERIMENTS; AUGMENTING AND DIMINISHING; ASSIMILATED TECHNIQUES USED EXPERIMENTALLY; HOMEWORK; MELISSA; CONCLUSION; NOTE; REFERENCES; Part 3: A Program for Changing One's Life; Chapter 8: One's World; LISA; ATTITUDE, HORIZON, AND WORLD; APPLICATION TO ADDICTIVE PROCESS; NOTES; REFERENCES; Chapter 9: The Role of Discipline in a Person's World; DISCIPLINE; RELATION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE; SELF-REGULATION; GILBERT; NOTE; REFERENCES; Chapter 10: Your Client's Body-The Physical Horizon
THE BODY IN GESTALT THERAPYEXERCISE; NUTRITION; SLEEP; DISCIPLINES; NOTES; REFERENCES; Chapter 11: Your Client's Thought Life-The Cognitive Horizon; CONTEMPLATION AND REFLECTION; CRITICAL AND CONSTRUCTIVE THINKING; RELAPSE CYCLE; COGNITIVE-EXPERIENTIAL SELF- THEORY; DISCIPLINES; NOTE; REFERENCES; Chapter 12: Your Client's Emotions-The Affective Horizon; EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE; SELF- CONSCIOUS EMOTIONS; DISCIPLINES; REFERENCES; Chapter 13: Your Client's Relationships-The Relational Horizon; BEING A RELATIONAL PERSON; CONFLUENT, ENMESHED, AND CODEPENDENT; FAVORING PRORECOVERY RELATIONSHIPS
DISCIPLINESREFERENCES; Chapter 14: Your Client's Ultimate Beliefs-The Spiritual Horizon; RECOVERY AS A SPIRITUAL PROCESS; WORKING WITHIN ONE'S RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL HOME; A CHRISTIAN SYSTEM OF DISCIPLINE; DISCIPLINES; NOTE; REFERENCES; Part 4: Paradoxical Change in Recovery; Chapter 15: Living in the Present; GILBERT; REFERENCES; Chapter 16: Working One's Own Program; REFERENCES; Chapter 17: Trusting in the Process; REFERENCES; Chapter 18:Submitting to Community; REFERENCES; Conclusion; LISA; GILBERT; MELISSA; PARADOXICAL RECOVERY; Index; Back Cover
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-280-12722-8
9786613531094
0-8261-0696-X
OCLC:
785811796
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