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Mastering the Clinical Conversation : Language as Intervention

By: Villatte, Matthieu.
Contributor(s): Villatte, Jennifer L | Hayes, Steven C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: : Guilford Publications, 2015Description: 1 online resource (426 p.).ISBN: 9781462523108.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mastering the Clinical Conversation : Language as InterventionOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title Page; Also Available; Title Page; Copyright; About the Authors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1. The Power of Language; Traditional Approaches to Language in Psychotherapy; A Contextual Behavioral Approach to Language; Language Is a Learned Behavior; The Evolution of Language; Language Is a Form of Learning; How Language Is Learned; Chapter Summary; 2. Language and Psychopathology; Problems Linked to the Fluency and Flexibility of Relational Framing; Problems Linked to Experiential Avoidance; Problems Linked to Rule Following and Ineffective Persistence
Problems Linked to Sense Making and CoherenceProblems Linked to Motivation; Language Implications for Psychotherapists; Chapter Summary; 3. Symbolic Tools of Change; A Framework for Using Language in Therapy; Using Relational Framings as Therapeutic Tools; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 4. Psychological Assessment; Creating an Experiential Context for Assessment; Assessing Context Sensitivity; Assessing Coherence; Fitting RFT into Specific Psychotherapy Models; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 5. Activating and Shaping Behavior Change; Using Language to Activate Behavior Change
Using Language to Shape Behavior ChangeClinical Example; Chapter Summary; 6. Building a Flexible Sense of Self; The Concept of Self; Problems with Self-Concepts; An RFT Perspective on the Self; The Flexible Self; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 7. Fostering Meaning and Motivation; The Language of Meaning and Motivation; Life Meaning and Motivation in Practice; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 8. Building and Delivering Experiential Metaphors; Metaphors as Stories Promoting Behavior Change; Selecting and Creating Powerful Clinical Metaphors; How to Deliver a Metaphor
Using Frozen MetaphorsClinical Example; Chapter Summary; 9. Training Experiential Skills through Formal Practice; Overview; Formal Experiential Techniques in Practice; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 10. Empowering the Therapeutic Relationship; Applying RFT Principles to the Therapist; Building a Flexible Therapeutic Relationship; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; Epilogue; Quick Guide to Using RFT in Psychotherapy; Psychological Assessment (Chapter 4); Activating and Shaping Behavior Change (Chapter 5); Building a Flexible Sense of Self (Chapter 6)
Fostering Meaning and Motivation (Chapter 7)Practical Definitions of Terms Used in This Book; References; Index
Summary: This compelling book provides psychotherapists with evidence-based strategies for harnessing the power of language to free clients from life-constricting patterns and promote psychological flourishing. Grounded in relational frame theory (RFT), the volume shares innovative ways to enhance assessment and intervention using specific kinds of clinical conversations. Techniques are demonstrated for activating and shaping behavior change, building a flexible sense of self, fostering meaning and motivation, creating powerful experiential metaphors, and strengthening the therapeutic relationship. Use
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Cover; Half Title Page; Also Available; Title Page; Copyright; About the Authors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1. The Power of Language; Traditional Approaches to Language in Psychotherapy; A Contextual Behavioral Approach to Language; Language Is a Learned Behavior; The Evolution of Language; Language Is a Form of Learning; How Language Is Learned; Chapter Summary; 2. Language and Psychopathology; Problems Linked to the Fluency and Flexibility of Relational Framing; Problems Linked to Experiential Avoidance; Problems Linked to Rule Following and Ineffective Persistence

Problems Linked to Sense Making and CoherenceProblems Linked to Motivation; Language Implications for Psychotherapists; Chapter Summary; 3. Symbolic Tools of Change; A Framework for Using Language in Therapy; Using Relational Framings as Therapeutic Tools; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 4. Psychological Assessment; Creating an Experiential Context for Assessment; Assessing Context Sensitivity; Assessing Coherence; Fitting RFT into Specific Psychotherapy Models; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 5. Activating and Shaping Behavior Change; Using Language to Activate Behavior Change

Using Language to Shape Behavior ChangeClinical Example; Chapter Summary; 6. Building a Flexible Sense of Self; The Concept of Self; Problems with Self-Concepts; An RFT Perspective on the Self; The Flexible Self; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 7. Fostering Meaning and Motivation; The Language of Meaning and Motivation; Life Meaning and Motivation in Practice; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 8. Building and Delivering Experiential Metaphors; Metaphors as Stories Promoting Behavior Change; Selecting and Creating Powerful Clinical Metaphors; How to Deliver a Metaphor

Using Frozen MetaphorsClinical Example; Chapter Summary; 9. Training Experiential Skills through Formal Practice; Overview; Formal Experiential Techniques in Practice; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; 10. Empowering the Therapeutic Relationship; Applying RFT Principles to the Therapist; Building a Flexible Therapeutic Relationship; Clinical Example; Chapter Summary; Epilogue; Quick Guide to Using RFT in Psychotherapy; Psychological Assessment (Chapter 4); Activating and Shaping Behavior Change (Chapter 5); Building a Flexible Sense of Self (Chapter 6)

Fostering Meaning and Motivation (Chapter 7)Practical Definitions of Terms Used in This Book; References; Index

This compelling book provides psychotherapists with evidence-based strategies for harnessing the power of language to free clients from life-constricting patterns and promote psychological flourishing. Grounded in relational frame theory (RFT), the volume shares innovative ways to enhance assessment and intervention using specific kinds of clinical conversations. Techniques are demonstrated for activating and shaping behavior change, building a flexible sense of self, fostering meaning and motivation, creating powerful experiential metaphors, and strengthening the therapeutic relationship. Use

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Matthieu Villatte, PhD, is Research Scientist and Clinical Trainer at the Evidence-Based Practice Institute in Seattle. He has conducted workshops on the clinical applications of RFT and contextual behavioral science in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science . Dr. Villatte's current work focuses on the dissemination of evidence-based practices, and he has published articles and book chapters on RFT, contextual behavioral science, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.<br> <br> Jennifer L. Villatte, PhD, is a clinical psychologist committed to advancing health equity through contextual behavioral science. She is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, where she partners with innovators in computer engineering, human-centered design, and data science to maximize the effectiveness and reach of behavioral interventions that enhance individual and community well-being.<br> <br> Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada and a co-developer of acceptance and commitment therapy. His career has focused on the analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and its application to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. He has served as president of multiple scientific and professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. His work has been recognized by the Award for Impact of Science on Application from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ABCT, among other awards. The author of 41 books and over 575 scientific articles, Dr. Hayes has focused on understanding human language and cognition and applying this understanding to the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of human welfare. He is coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition.

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