Cover image for The process of psychotherapy; empirical foundations and systems of analysis
Title:
The process of psychotherapy; empirical foundations and systems of analysis
Author:
Kiesler, Donald J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago : Aldine Pub. Co., [1973]
Physical Description:
xx, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780202260594
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library RC480 .K54 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

To understand the process of psychotherapeutic change, one must look for the answers in the psychotherapeutic process itself. This process involves the exchange of communications between two (or more) participants, and as a result of the exchange, modifications in the personality and behavior of the patient are expected to occur. But what is the nature of the therapeutic messages? How do they produce changes in the patient? What aspects of the messages are important for therapeutic change? And if the therapeutic force is encoded in the messages, shall we look for it in sentence structure, emotional overtones, gestures and body movements? The Process of Psychotherapy is divided into two major parts, dealing respectively with method and with systems. In Part I, the author presents an analysis of psychotherapy process research from a communications perspective, developing an incisive and detailed analysis of the methodological issues that confront researchers in this field and suggesting theoretical and empirical strategies for addressing these issues.


Google Preview