The Empathic Healer : An Endangered Species?
In this book, the author establishes a new foundation for the use and value of clinical empathy that is based on a distinction between treatment and healing and a model for using psychotherapy as a component of an organized system of care: focused, attuned to the patient's presenting motive, and consistent with our understanding of the relationship between mind and brain.
Practicing mental health professionals and students find the rationale for assessment and treatment planning in The Empathic Healer an invaluable aide as they seek to adapt to the marvelous discoveries about how the brain shapes and recovers from mental disorder, and how an empathic environment fosters recovery and healing within and beyond the treatment setting.
- Hardback | 260 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
- 27 Apr 2001
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
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Table of contents
The History of Empathy in Mental Health Care
Empathy and the Listening Healer
Empathy: Facilitators and Barriers
Empathy and Ideology
Empathy and the Brain
Treaters and Healers
Empathy and the Focus of Psychotherapy
"This is a rich book... I recommend it to all mental health care professionals."
"...the book is highly recommended... It will be especially useful to practitioners in the field."
"... a "must-read" book... I strongly recommend [The Empathic Healer] to all psychiatrists. It is a beautifully written, clinically wise meditation..."
-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY
"... [Michael J. Bennett's] book offers hope that psychotherapy can survive--and maybe even improve--in today's time-limited scenario..."
-BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE TOMORROW
"The Empathic Healer: An Endangered Species?... is an important book, and is must reading for those interested in how psychological healing occurs."
-Aurther C. Bohart, Professor of Psychology, California State University
The Empathic Healer is a gem of a book! "
-Don R. Lipsitt, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
About Michael J. Bennett