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    Character and Personality Types (Core Concepts in Therapy) (Paperback) By (author) Nick Totton, By (author) Michael Jacobs

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    DescriptionIt is very difficult for the student or practitioner to find their way through the jungle of different personality typographies that has sprung up in the field of psychotherapy; and even harder for them to find a point of sufficient height above the forest canopy to get their bearings in order to compare one system with another. This volume offers such an observation point together with some possible mappings. It surveys how different schools of therapy approach a basic topic, the differences that exist between people - including their attitudes, feelings, concerns and talents. It examines different systematic and non-systematic approaches to identifying different types of human being, exploring whether there are systematic ways in which humans vary, how we can assess the merit of different typologies, and whether personality typing is a helpful approach to therapy. "Character and Personality Types" looks in detail at the arguments for and against the use of typologies of character and personality as a clinical tool; and offers general criteria for judging the merits of particular personality systems, as well as exploring the possibility of a wider synthesis.


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    Title
    Character and Personality Types
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Totton, By (author) Michael Jacobs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335206391
    ISBN 10: 0335206395
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.1T
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    BIC subject category V2: JMAF
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.8914
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 616.8914
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY028000
    LC classification: RC480.5.T6
    Thema V1.0: JMAF, MKMT
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Nick Totton originally trained as a post Reichian therapist. He is strongly influenced by Process Oriented Psychology (Arnold Mindell) and psychoanalysis (he has a MA in Psychoanlytic Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University). Nick now practises and teaches his own synthesis, Embodied-Relational Therapy. Michael Jacobs retired in 2000 as Director of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Programme at the University of Leicester, having worked there for 28 years. He is now an independent consultant in psychotherapy and counselling, Fellow of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a writer of a large number of key texts used in training.
    Review quote
    "A rich source of material, well referenced and set out. This book has something for all levels, from beginner to experienced practitioner." - Counseling & Psychotherapy Journal Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal 20031027
    Table of contents
    Series editor's preface Preface Orientations Character in psychoanalysis Reich and his heirs Jungian typology Humanistic and research-based typologies Transpersonal typologies Conclusion Further reading Bibliography Index.