The Couch and the Stage

The Couch and the Stage

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The Couch and the Stage explores the therapeutic effects of dramatic action. It details the psychoanalysts and action psychotherapists who conceived of the continuity of mind and body, words and action, challenging Freud's purely verbal and rational route to the unconscious. The book encourages mental health professionals to harness the knowledge of the dramatic therapies and contemporary neuroscience in the service of facilitating integration among discrepant parts of the self, the family and the group.... according to Garcia and Buchanan (2000), is aquot;to gather information, assess functioning level, set treatment goals with the client, and make interventionsaquot; (167 ). Another ... The continuum takes the form of an imaginary line traversing the room, with one pole representing very comfortable, and the other very uncomfortable.

Title:The Couch and the Stage
Author:Robert J. Landy
Publisher:Jason Aronson - 2008


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