9781853025594-1853025593-Therapeutic Presence: Bridging Expression and Form

Therapeutic Presence: Bridging Expression and Form

ISBN-13: 9781853025594
ISBN-10: 1853025593
Edition: 1
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Format: Paperback 284 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781853025594
ISBN-10: 1853025593
Edition: 1
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Format: Paperback 284 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Therapeutic Presence: Bridging Expression and Form comprising 284 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1853025593 and 9781853025594. Since then Therapeutic Presence: Bridging Expression and Form textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the therapeutic workplace, the interaction between patient and therapist is built upon cognitive, affective and expressive experiences. The contributors to this new book explore this interaction in depth, examining the concept of therapeutic presence, and the therapist's ability to maintain it.

Arthur Robbins suggests that, since therapeutic presence calls for an openness and awareness of the intersubjective space between therapist and patient, therapists who become receptive to the subtle cues of sensory perceptual communication, as well as to the playful, mirroring and meditative interaction will find more successful and meaningful interactions with patients. Therapeutic presence requires a sensitivity to the concepts of centring and grounding, embodies the spatial and temporal characteristics of the therapeutic frame, and an experience of energy that may open, shut down, or disrupt the field of therapeutic contact.

This stance can be applied to therapeutic modalities ranging from psychoanalysis to creative arts therapy, in work with both short term and long term populations, and Robbins suggests that the full use of the therapist's creative energies may provide the only solution to overwhelming therapeutic situations.

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