Alternative Psychotherapies

Author: Jean Mercer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223492X
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Alternative Psychotherapies: Evaluating Unconventional Mental Health Treatments addresses concerns about current and newly-emerging mental health treatments that are considered "unconventional." As a parallel to complementary and alternative medical treatments, alternative psychotherapies lack research support, are at odds with established information about human personality and development, and may actually be harmful. Professionals and students in the helping professions may find such treatments confusing and difficult to differentiate from emerging therapies that have not yet established a foundation of evidence; this is especially problematic if clients propose using unconventional therapies they have found on the Internet. Alternative Psychotherapies examines a series of unconventional treatments in terms of the research supporting them, their theoretical and historical backgrounds, and the potential or documented adverse events that may be associated with them. Therapies for both adults and children are included, and topics range from recovered memory therapies to bodywork to treatments for autism and to special education issues. Alternative psychotherapies frequently share certain historical backgrounds, and psychotherapists can use historical insights as well as an understanding of basic research rules and psychological theory to identify unconventional treatments other than the ones discussed. The book concludes with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of greater regulation of alternative therapies, as compared to the current situation in which few mental health interventions are banned or limited by law.

Alternative States Of Consciousness In Shamanism Imaginal Psychotherapies Hypnotherapy And Meditation Including A Shamanism And Meditation Inspired Personal And Professional Training Program For The 21st Century Psychotherapist

Author: Allen Holmquist
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581123574
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Shamanism, hypnosis, imaginal psychotherapies, and meditation are based on the use of what we in the modern western world think of as non-ordinary human consciousness. These four modalities have fundamental similarities and differences in purpose, theory, technique, type of alternative consciousness, and their application of non-ordinary reality. Shamanism, the oldest and most intertwined with the cultures in which it is practiced, will be explored as a model for individual healing and transformation and professional training. The shamanic way will also be explored as a model of consciousness and a world-view that offers individuals, groups, and society much needed coping mechanisms, healing techniques, and transformative values that may be helpful in dealing with this trying and important transition time for humanity. Imaginal therapies, meditation and hypnosis all have their roots in shamanism, although in some parts of the world at certain times in history, shamanism borrowed from meditation in its adaptation and development.

Zen And Psychotherapy

Author: Christopher J. Mruk, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826120359
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Skeptic S Dictionary Alternative Medicine New Age Psychotherapies

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Skeptic's Dictionary, a service of Robert Todd Carroll discusses New Age psychotherapies. A psychotherapy is a treatment technique for mental and emotional disorders. Carroll highlights therapies such as energy breathing, the rebirthing theory, screaming theory, and hypnotherapy.

Introduction To Psychological Theories And Psychotherapy

Author: Andrew Koffmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199398666
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This is an introductory text on psychological theories and psychotherapy that approaches the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Written for psychiatry residents, but of notable relevance to other students and practitioners in medical and mental health fields, this book lays out a specific sequence for learning psychotherapy that emphasizes the fundamental importance of acquiring an appropriate foundational knowledge base in addition to learning the specific techniques of psychotherapies. Beyond emphasizing the details of major treatment models as well as the theory and research findings that inform the field of psychotherapy in general, a specific learning sequence is laid out that will guide the reader toward developing beginning competence as a psychotherapist. Psychoanalytic theory and behavior theory are each presented in historical context, with explanations and clear distinctions made among categories of each. These include classical psychoanalytic theory, ego psychology, object relations, the interpersonal school, intersubjective and relational approaches, learning theory (including classical and operant conditioning), cognitive theory, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Cognitive And Constructive Psychotherapies

Author: Michael J. Mahoney, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826186122
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ìÖthe entire field of psychological services is moving through a developmental transformation of significant proportionsÖopen dialogue regarding its diversity is likely to be one of its saving graces in the centuries to come.î - From the Editorís Conclusion Updated and expanded from the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Dr. Mahoney has assembled an impressive group of top psychologists to focus on current developments in cognitive and constructive psychotherapies. The volume traces the evolution of cognitive therapy from its origin in behavior modification through its development and maturation as an integrative system of therapy.

The Great Psychotherapy Debate

Author: Bruce E. Wampold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136672672
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The second edition of The Great Psychotherapy Debate has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies. This model provides a compelling alternative to traditional research on psychotherapy, which tends to focus on identifying the most effective treatment for particular disorders through emphasizing the specific ingredients of treatment. The new edition also includes a history of healing practices, medicine, and psychotherapy, an examination of therapist effects, and a thorough review of the research on common factors such as the alliance, expectations, and empathy.

Fear Memory Integration

Author: Jim Pullaro
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595365140
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Neurosis is not a medical condition. Rather, it is a chronic functional disorder of the autonomic nervous system resulting from environmental conditioning, which begins in the womb. It is caused by the imprinting of, and the continuous retrieval and repression of, fear memories. This imbalance interferes with the nervous system's ability to correctly respond to present sensory input and precipitates toxicosis of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system's attempts to detoxify itself results in ongoing exaggerated autonomic responses such as rage, anxiety, and depression. Neurosis can be healed by intentional fear memory retrieval, in portions that are small enough to be holistically integrated. This process reverses the condition of neural toxicosis, thereby relieving excessive mood swings. Neurotic tension, and the act out that is driven by this tension, is also decreased in direct proportion to the amount of fear memory that is processed. All of the symptoms that are presently being catalogued and grouped into separate and overlapping categories of mental illness, are actually each person's unique, learned responses to their automatic fear memory recall. The neurotic act out is a symptom, which is a projection of the constantly occurring fear response onto a present situation.