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Psychotherapy of neurotic character

Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Publisher description for the Library of Congress:
With the publication of this masterly new book, David Shapiro fulfills the promise made more than twenty years ago. Psychotherapy of Neurotic Character presents for the first time an approach to psychotherapy consistent with his classic work, Neurotic Styles. Shapiro's keenness of observation and profound clinical wisdom are once again in evidence, as he brings to bear his brilliant ideas about neurotic character on the actual conduct of psychotherapy. The therapeutic material, argues Shapiro, consists not merely of what the patient provides but of the patient. Pay attention no only to the words, Shapiro says, but also to the speaker. Shapiro's highly original view of the dynamics of neurosis emphasizes subjective experience and revises classical conflict theory. The therapist's goal is to introduce the patient to himself and thus to end the self-estrangement that characterizes neurosis. In a series of eloquent chapters, richly illustrated with clinical vignettes, he elaborates this view, exploring such topics as the process of change, the psychology of "raising consciousness," and the therapeutic relationship. No therapist, regardless of persuasion, will fail to be enlightened and inspired by this essential contribution to the field.

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Electronic File Information:
Publisher description
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0831/88047894-d.html

Table of Contents

Table of Contents l vii
PREFACE l ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS l xiii
PART ONE - Neurotic Character and Psychotherapy: General Principles
Chapter 1 - Neurotic Self-Estrangement and Psychotherapy l 3
Chapter 2 - Neurotic Character l 14
PART TWO - The Therapeutic Material
Chapter 3 - The Worlds and the Speaker l 53
Chapter 4 - The Patient and the Patient's Problem l 77
Chapter 5 - Reactions to the Therapist l 95
PART THREE - The Therapeutic Process
Chapter 6 - The Psychology of Therapeutic Change l 115
Chapter 7 - The Therapeutic Relationship l 140
Chapter 8 - The Question of Historical Interpretation l 166
Chapter 9 - The Course of Therapeutic Change l 192
INDEX l 234

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects:
Neuroses -- Treatment.
Psychotherapy.
Neurotic Disorders -- therapy.
Psychotherapy.

Copyright Date
c1989

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
616.85/2, 616.85/2 19
Library of Congress
RC530 .S52 1989

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xiii, 242 p. ; 22 cm.
Number of pages
242
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 5 5/8 x 1 inches
Weight
1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2062842M
Internet Archive
psychotherapyofn00shaprich
LC Control Number
88047894
lccn_permalink:
http://lccn.loc.gov/88047894
ISSN
0-465-06750-6
Library Thing
615717
Goodreads
2979206
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