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Ambivalence in Psychotherapy Facilitating Readiness to Change by David E. Engle

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Published by The Guilford Press .
Written in English


  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Psychotherapy - General,
  • Clinical Psychology (Specific Aspects),
  • Psychotherapy,
  • Psychology,
  • methods,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Clinical Psychology,
  • Clinical Psychology,
  • Ambivalence

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8874636M
ISBN 10159385255X
ISBN 109781593852559

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This lucidly written book reframes resistance as ambivalence and presents effective, practical ways to deal with it. Integrating humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives, the Most discussions of resistance are strongly linked to particular therapy approaches yet clients in any kind of therapy can experience ambivalence /5. Ambivalence is a complex concept, but is also a relatively simple one that could be explained quite easily by the following example: Someone goes to an Italian restaurant but struggles with the menu and can’t decide whether to order pasta or pizza. A concise guide to ambivalence, from Adam and Eve (to eat the apple or not?) to Hamlet (to be or not?) to globalization (e pluribus unum or not?). Why is it so hard to make up our minds? Adam and Eve set the template: Do we or don't we eat the apple? They chose, half-heartedly, and nothing was ever the same again. With this book, Kenneth Weisbrode offers a crisp, literate, and provocative. This book offers an alternative interpretation of patients’ apparent resistance, termed pathological ambivalence, which is rooted in early experience, biological functioning, and psychological narrative. The concept of pathological ambivalence draws from several established theoretical perspectives in explaining why some people seem to.

  This book presents an integrative model of ambivalence in psychotherapy and presents effective, practical ways to recognize and deal with it. Emphasis is given to two techniques with significant empirical support: motivational interviewing and the two-chair approach. Including in-depth case examples and transcripts, the book demonstrates how to. Ambivalence Based Psychotherapy, ABP, is a new synthetic, empirically based method of psychotherapy that is partly based on Freudian concepts, partly based on cognitive-behavioral, humanist, mindfulness meditative, client-centered and other methods or schools of thought but in important ways also contravenes elements of these schools.5/5(2). Get this from a library! Ambivalence in psychotherapy: facilitating readiness to change. [David E Engle; Hal Arkowitz] -- "Offering innovative tools for overcoming a difficult, perennial therapeutic problem, this book will enhance the knowledge and skills of a broad range of practitioners, including clinical and. Ambivalence in Therapy Exploration & Resolution by Dr Derek Lee What is ambivalence? • It suggests indecision and uncertainty. • It is a tension between opposing beliefs, feelings or behaviours. • It illustrates that our motivation to engage in a course of action is often driven by complicated and competing needs.

It explores the basic principles in the practice of effective psychotherapy and explores many irreducible conflicts - ambivalences - people face. Understanding Ambivalence in Psychotherapy will also be a useful help to people entering or contemplating entering psychotherapy as a client/patient. Ambivalence is a state of having simultaneous conflicting reactions, beliefs, or feelings towards some object. Stated another way, ambivalence is the experience of having an attitude towards someone or something that contains both positively and negatively valenced components. The term also refers to situations where "mixed feelings" of a more general sort are experienced, or where a person. Ambivalence, Resistance, and Alliance Ruptures in Psychotherapy:It's Complicated Article in Psychoanalytic Psychology 36(2) April with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Get this from a library! Ambivalence in psychotherapy: facilitating readiness to change. [David E Engle; Hal Arkowitz] -- Integrating humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives, this book offers descriptions of strategies for helping clients get "unstuck," including motivational interviewing and.