Ground Rules in Psychotherapy and Counselling
By (author) Robert Langs
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Ground Rules in Psychotherapy and Counselling by Robert Langs
Book DescriptionRobert Langs has long been one of the most individual and controversial psychoanalytic theorists. In this book, he concentrates on one of the most prominent areas of his thought: his insistence upon adherence to strict rules for boundaries (or "frames") in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.Starting from the statement that "Throughout the history of the universe, frames, contexts, rules, and boundaries have been vital aspects of the development and very existence of both physical structures and living organisms," Langs goes on to examine the profile of the issues of boundaries in psychoanalytic thought. He discusses Freud's technique papers on the subject, and goes on to elucidate his own approach, rooted in his thinking on evolutionary and adaptive processes which he has discussed in his previous work. Throughout the book, Langs gives both theoretical discussions and practical groundings of his ideas.As with his previous book, Doing Supervision and Being Supervised (1994), Robert Langs here brings his unique energy and viewpoint to bear on an important but little-examined topic. Whether or not the reader agrees with him, Ground Rules in Psychotherapy and Counselling is essential reading for psychotherapists and psychoanalysts concerned about these vital issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855751712
(230mm x 147mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Fundamentals of Adaptive Psychotherapy and Counselling, Paperback (September 2003)
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Psychotherapy and Science, Paperback (October 1999)
An investigation of the ways in which science has a bearing on the clinical techniques and practice of psychotherapy. It notes parallels between the emotion-processing mind and phenomena that have been scientifically observed and charted in areas of evolution, the immune system and the brain.
Evolution of the Emotion-processing Mind, Paperback (January 1996)» View all books by Robert Langs
In attempting to unify psychoanalytic and evolutionary theories, Langs offers a concise account of the most current versions of Darwinian and neo-Darwinian theory. He then develops the arguement that the emotion processing mind is an organ of adaptation that has evolved by natural selection.
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Author Biography - Robert Langs
Robert Langs, M.D., is well known as the author of many books on the subject of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, including 'The Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy' (2 volumes), 'Psychotherapy: A Basic Text' , 'A Primer of Psychotherapy ' and 'Decoding Your Dreams'. He is currently Executive Director at the Program for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York; Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York; and Visiting Clinical Investigator at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York.
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