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Therapist-generated metaphoric interventions have been used for many years to enhance psychodynamic, Ericksonian, and family systems approaches to therapy.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Richard R. Kopp
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-06-17
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134863945

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Published in the year 1982, Using Metaphors in Psychotherapy is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Philip Barker
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-10-28
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135063771

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"George W. Burns examines the healing value of using metaphors in therapy and provides 101 inspirational story ideas that therapists can adapt to share with clients for effecting change. He explains how to tell stories that engage the client, how to make them metaphoric, and where to find sources for such tales. Burns also shows readers how to build stories from personal experiences or their own imagination to use in session, making this thoughtful book an especially creative therapeutic tool."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: George W. Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release: 2001-04-05
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015051300831

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When therapists hear patients talk of feeling "imprisoned," "burning with rage," "trapped," or "unequipped," they are witnessing manifestations of the symbolic attitude, the hallmark of all depth psychology. Most clinicians naturally respond to and use metaphors, but they often fail to understand the full potential of metaphoric images. This volume, in addressing the transforming power of metaphor, demonstrates how clinicians can deepen the therapeutic encounter.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Ellen Y. Siegelman
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 1993-08-01
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 0898620147

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A comprehensive guide to understanding and using storytelling intherapy with kids and teens "George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkableability to create, discover, and tell engaging stories that canteach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 HealingStories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kidsand teens learn these life lessons early on, providing themopportunities for getting help and even learning to thinkpreventively." -Michael D. Yapko, PhD | Author of Breaking the Patterns ofDepression and Hand-Me-Down Blues "George Burns takes the reader on a wonderful journey, balancingmetaphor, good therapeutic technique, and empirical foundationsduring the trip. Given that Burns utilizes all three aspects of theConfucian story referred to in the book-teaching, showing, andinvolving-readers should increase their understanding of howstories can be used therapeutically." -Richard G. Whiteside, MSW | Author of The Art of Using and LosingControl and Working with Difficult Clients: A Practical Guide toBetter Therapy "A treasure trove for parents and for professionals in thechild-development fields." -Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD | Director, The Milton H. EricksonFoundation Stories can play an important and potent role in therapy withchildren and adolescents-helping them develop the skills to copewith and survive a myriad of life situations. In many cases,stories provide the most effective means of communicating what kidsand teens might not want to discuss directly. 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens provides straightforwardadvice on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety oftherapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people,this unique resource can be combined with other inventive andevidence-based techniques such as play, art, music, and dramatherapies as well as solution focused, hypnotic, andcognitive-behavioral approaches. Offering guidance for newclinicians and seasoned professionals, George Burns's latest workdelivers a unique combination-information on incorporatingstorytelling in therapy, dozens of ready-made stories, and tips forcreating original therapeutic stories. Innovative chapters include: * Guidance for effective storytelling * Using metaphors effectively * Where to get ideas for healing stories * Planning and presenting healing stories * Teaching parents to use healing stories In addition, 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens includes dozensof story ideas designed to address a variety of issues, suchas: * Enriching learning * Teaching self-care * Changing patterns of behavior * Managing relationships, emotions, and life challenges * Creating helpful thoughts * Developing life skills and problem-solving techniques

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Genre: Psychology
Author: George W. Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-06-29
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118428894

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This book represents a bold attempt to address contemporary issues in both metaphor and psychotherapy research. On one hand, metaphor research is increasingly concerned not just with describing metaphors in discourse, but how they could be used more adroitly in purposive ‘real world’ contexts such as psychotherapy. On the other hand, while a growing number of mental health professionals believe that metaphors contribute in some way to the psychotherapy process, their ability and willingness to use metaphors might be compromised by a relative unfamiliarity with the various nuanced aspects of metaphor theory. The present analysis of metaphors in authentic psychotherapeutic talk brings these theoretical aspects to the forefront, and suggests how they can be applied to enhance the use of communication of metaphors in psychotherapy. It should be of interest to metaphor researchers, mental health professionals, and discourse analysts in general.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Dennis Tay
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release: 2013-07-25
File: 211 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789027271617

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"Approachable and user-friendly." —The Professional Counselor The use of metaphor is central to the implementation of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and is a powerful tool for all practicing psychotherapists. In Metaphor in Practice, psychotherapist Niklas Törneke presents the first practical book to combine the behavioral and linguistic sciences of metaphor, and illustrates how and when to apply metaphors in practice for better treatment outcomes. The use of metaphors and experiential exercises can help clients gain a deeper understanding of the problems that cause their disorders. Metaphors help clients connect with their values, and often spark the inspiration and motivation needed to make a commitment to change. And while metaphor is central to relational frame theory (RFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), research now shows its usefulness has an even broader reach. In this book, you’ll find a scientific analysis of metaphor based on over thirty years of research, as well as trends in research over the last ten years. The book includes an overview of RFT, how metaphor has influenced the community of behavior analysis, as well as available clinical research on metaphor use. You’ll also discover how to create metaphors for functional analysis, distance of observation, and things that matter to your client. Most importantly, you’ll find practical examples of metaphors and clinical exercises you can use in-session. There are many books on metaphor and psychotherapy, but this is the first book to make the connection between the science of metaphor and the detailed clinical process of using that knowledge. If you are a mental health professional—or simply interested in the science of metaphor—this book will provide everything you need to understand and apply this approach.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Niklas Törneke
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release: 2017-08-01
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781626259034

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Metaphors and exercises play an incredibly important part in the successful delivery of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These powerful tools go far in helping clients connect with their values and give them the motivation needed to make a real, conscious commitment to change. Unfortunately, many of the metaphors that clinicians use have become stale and ineffective. That’s why you need fresh, new resources for your professional library. In this breakthrough book, two ACT researchers provide an essential A-Z resource guide that includes tons of new metaphors and experiential exercises to help promote client acceptance, defusion from troubling thoughts, and values-based action. The book also includes scripts tailored to different client populations, and special metaphors and exercises that address unique problems that may sometimes arise in your therapy sessions. Several ACT texts and workbooks have been published for the treatment of a variety of psychological problems. However, no one resource exists where you can find an exhaustive list of metaphors and experiential exercises geared toward the six core elements of ACT. Whether you are treating a client with anxiety, depression, trauma, or an eating disorder, this book will provide you with the skills needed to improve lives, one exercise at a time. With a special foreword by ACT cofounder Steven C. Hayes, PhD, this book is a must-have for any ACT Practitioner.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Jill A. Stoddard
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release: 2014-04-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608825318

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The Handbook of Therapeutic Storytelling enables people in the healing professions to utilise storytelling, pictures and metaphors as interventions to help their patients. Communicating in parallel worlds and using simple images and solutions can help to generate positive attitudes, which can then be nurtured and enhanced to great effect. Following an "Introduction" to the therapeutic use of stories, which closes with helpful "Instructions for use", the book is divided into two parts, both of which contain a series of easily accessible chapters. Part One includes stories with specific therapeutic applications linked to symptoms and situations. Part Two explains and investigates methods and offers a wide range of tools; these include trance inductions, adaptation hints, reframing, the use of metaphor and intervention techniques, how stories can be structured, and how to invent your own. The book also contains a detailed reference section with cross-referenced key words to help you find the story or tool that you need. With clear guidance on how stories can be applied to encourage positive change in people, groups and organisations, the Handbook of Therapeutic Storytelling is an essential resource for psychotherapists and other professions of health and social care in a range of different settings, as well as coaches, supervisors and management professionals.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Stefan Hammel
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-08-29
File: 306 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429867200

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"Oxford Guide to Metaphors in CBT, Building Cognitive Bridges is a remarkable, memorable, and continually fascinating book, one that will be on my repeated reference list for years to come." Robert Leahy, Clinical Professor of Pscyhology in Psychiatry at Well-Comell University Medical College --

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Richard Stott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2010-05-13
File: 249 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199207497

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