Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy

Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy : Tales of Transformation and Astonishment

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In Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy , well-known authors Kottler and Carlson have invited some of the world's most creative therapists and researchers to share stories that have resulted in transformative breakthrough and behavioral change. Questions are directed to each contributor about how they achieved breakthrough so that readers gain insight into the creative process. Professionals in the field of psychology, counseling, social work and human services, graduate students, and general readers alike will be moved to discover their own creative paths as a result of reading this unique collection of inspiring narratives.
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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18mm | 494g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0470362405
  • 9780470362402
  • 809,208

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Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy



Tales of Transformation and Astonishment



Jeffrey A. Kottler & Jon Carlson
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Table of contents

Preface vii 1 A Personal Introduction to Creativity in Therapy 1 2 Stephen Lankton: Ambiguity, Relevance, and the Creeping Devils 13 3 Bradford Keeney: Creating Nonsense through Connections of Love 31 4 Sam Gladding: Being Unstuck without Becoming Unglued 51 5 Stephen Madigan: Therapy as Community Connections 65 6 Michael Yapko: You Don't Learn This Stuff in Graduate School 81 7 Scott Miller: I Have Creative Clients 101 8 Jeff Zeig: A White, Fluff y Cloud and a Dissociative Moment 117 9 Judy Jordan: What about Love? 133 10 Robert Neimeyer: A Little Hug from Heaven 143 11 Laura Brown: Working in a Box 163 12 Bill O'Hanlon: Falling on Your Face 175 13 Cloe Madanes: A Trilogy of Courage 189 14 Len Sperry: Accessing the Creative Self 205 15 Fred Bemak: Getting People Up Off the Floor 217 16 Nancy McWilliams: The Wisdom of Not Knowing 231 17 Nick Cummings: A Narrative History of Creativity in Action 237 18 Alfonso Montuori: Creative Inquiry and Discovering the Unforeseen 245 19 Some Creative Themes 257 20 Clinical Applications 271 References 295
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About Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jeffrey A. Kottler is author of On Being a Therapist and The Mummy at the Dining Room Table, among many other books. He is Professor and Chair of the Counseling Department at California State University, Fullerton. He also established the Madhav Ghimire Foundation, which raises funds from individuals and organizations in order to provide educational opportunities for the most neglected children of Nepal. Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University and a psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In addition to serving as the long-time Editor of the Family Journal, Jon is the author of forty books including The Intimate Couple and Inclusive Cultural Empathy.
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