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Cognitive Psychodynamics as an Integrative Framework in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Authors: Ward, Tony, Plagnol, Arnaud

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  • Paves the way towards a cognitive psychodynamic approach
  • Integrates insights from the cognitive behavioural tradition, the psychodynamic approach and cognitive neuroscience to provide a coherent theoretical framework 
  • Provides an overview of the current the current context of psychotherapy 
  • Examines the contribution of cognitive science to understanding mental processes and psychological distress
  • Combines the fields of neuroscience and psychotherapy in a way that can be easily grasped by practitioners 
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About this book

This book proposes a novel method of combining the current approaches to counselling and psychotherapy into one coherent framework. The authors argue that the cognitive behavioural tradition (largely focused on thought patterns) and the psychodynamic approach (centred on the client’s experience and relationships), can be successfully integrated with insights from cognitive neuroscience, to form a fruitful synthesis. In doing so they provide a perspective that will enable practitioners to more fully appreciate each client’s unique inner world, based on their individual history and environment.

The authors point towards the brain’s innate ability to understand and learn from experience so as to direct the growth of that inner world. This book elaborates a method of tapping into this innate growth potential, so as to help clients move forward when they have become trapped in non-productive patterns or mental stalemates. It will provide fresh insights and a valuable resource for counselling psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as for academics and students in these fields.


About the authors

Tony Ward is Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of the West of England, UK. His research has included therapeutic approaches to working with clients with complex neurological conditions, as well as holistic approaches to depression.

Arnaud Plagnol is Professor of Psychology and member of the Laboratoire de Psychopathologie et Neuropsychologie at the University Paris 8, France. He is also a clinical consultant to the medical home Toulouse-Lautrec in Aulnay-sous-Bois, France. His research has included representational spaces and new models of care.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25822-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Psychodynamics as an Integrative Framework in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25823-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25823-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25822-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 277
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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