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Description - The Embodied Psychotherapist by Robert Shaw

The therapist's body is a vital part of the therapeutic encounter, yet there is an inherent inadequacy in current psychotherapeutic discourse to describe the bodily phenomena. Until recently, for instance, the whole area of touch in psychotherapy has been given very little attention. The Embodied Psychotherapist uses accounts of therapists' own experiences to address this inadequacy in discourse, and provides strategies for incorporating these feelings into therapeutic work with clients. Drawing on these personal accounts, it also discusses the experiences that can be communicated to the therapist during the encounter. This description and exploration of how practitioners use their bodily feelings within the therapeutic encounter book will be valuable for all psychotherapists and counsellors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583912690
ISBN-10: 158391269X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Brunner-Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw has written numerous articles for journals including: Psychodynamic Counselling and The Journal of Contemporary Health.

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