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Description - Beyond the Smile: the Therapeutic Use of the Photograph by Linda Berman

Photographs may be used as an adjunct to many kinds of therapy Linda Berman found that patients often brought photographs of their own accord. This encouraged her to think about what lay behind the photographs in the family album, and how they could best be used to help her patients. Beyond the Smile is the record of her personal journey, an exploration of the meanings of photographs and an examination of the ways in which photographs can enhance the effectiveness of a psychotherapy session. The book focuses on the relationship between the photograph and the self and stresses the need for the therapist to understand his or her own personal images before approaching those of others. Individual case studies, with appropriate illustrations, show how photographs can highlight the themes within the patient's internal and external worlds, stimulating new awareness of interactional patterns and illuminating in a very personal way how the past influences the present. Linda Berman shows how photographs can be incorporated successfully into many therapeutic styles and settings and demonstrates how therapists may use their own personal photographs to further self-development. Beyond the Smile will be of value to students and professionals in psychotherapy, psychology and counselling, and to all those interested in the hidden messages behind the photographic image.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415067638
ISBN-10: 0415067634
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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