Neuroscience, Psychotherapy and Clinical Pragmatism
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This volume explores how conceptions of pragmatism set forth in American philosophy serve as orienting perspectives in psychotherapy. Drawing on the influential contributions of William James and John Dewey, the author demonstrates how realistic, comparative approaches to understanding strengthen everyday therapeutic practice. He also examines recent developments in neuroscience that shape training and practice in the broader field of psychotherapy, encompassing psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive and humanistic traditions. By following a clinical pragmatism, psychotherapy can be viewed as an instrumental project that is governed by results rather than a commitment to particular theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, or technical strategies. Through a variety of case studies, this volume emphasizes the crucial role of experiential learning in change and growth, and the recognition of the person as an individual.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138825727
  • 9781138825727
  • 2,244,869

About William Borden

William Borden is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Service Administration, and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Chicago.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I: Pragmatism 1: American Pragmatism and the Practice of Psychotherapy Part II: Neuroscience 2: The Science of Mind and Clinical Pragmatism Part III: Psychotherapy: Theories and Practices 3: The Psychodynamic Tradition 4: The Behavioral Tradition 5: The Cognitive Tradition 6: The Humanistic Tradition 7: Case Studies in Clinical Pragmatismshow more