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Description - Psychotherapy in Everyday Life by Ole Dreier

In this book, Dreier shows how clients make therapy work in their everyday lives. Therapy cannot fulfill its purpose until the clients can make it work outside the therapy room in relation to the concerns, people, and places of their everyday lives. Research on therapy has largely ignored these efforts. Based on session transcripts and interviews with a family of four about their everyday lives, Dreier shows the extensive and varied work the clients do to make their therapy work across places. Processes of change and learning are seen in a new perspective and it is shown that expert practices depend on how persons conduct their everyday lives. To grasp this, Dreier developed a theory of persons that is based on how they conduct their lives in social practice. This theory is grounded in critical psychology and social practice theory and is also relevant for understanding other expert practices such as education.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521706131
ISBN-10: 0521706130
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ole Dreier

Ole Dreier is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Copenhagen, where he received both his M.A. and his Ph.D. He is a leading scholar in activity theory and critical psychology in Europe and combines work on the development of theory with research directed at developing practices in the fields of psychotherapy, health care, and education. He is a member of the Danish interdisciplinary Center for Health, Humanity, and Culture and an approved specialist in psychotherapy and supervision. Dreier has held the Wilhelm-Wundt chair in Leipzig and has been affiliated with universities in Mexico, Germany, and the United States. He is a member of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology and the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research.

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Psychotherapy in Everyday Life by Ole Dreier
Hardback, December 2007