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Title Dual realities : the search for meaning : psychodynamic therapy with physically ill people / edited by Ruth Archer ; foreword by David M. Black.
Imprint London : Karnac, 2006.

Subject Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Critical Illness.
Disabled Persons.
Sick Role.
Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Patients -- psychology.
Alt Name Archer, Ruth.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 170 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and index.
Contents Foreword / David M. Black -- Introduction / Ruth Archer -- Assessing clients with a serious physical illneess or disability for psychodynamic therapy / Gwen Evans -- Emotional reactions to serious diagnosis / Celia Nightall -- Living with a life-threatening tumour: in search of meaning and creativity / Dorothee Steffens -- Avoiding the issues: consequences of poorly managed diabetes / Susan Berger -- Living in the shadow of death / Lynda Snowdon -- "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step" / Lavinia Chant and Rosemary Dixon-Nuttall -- Working with dual realities: psychological and physical / Linette Hatfield -- What did you say? What did you mena? / Michael Kelly -- Becoming free / Anne Green -- A life well lived: the challenge of progressive disability / Ruth Archer -- Who am I, that I might become? The spiritual dimension in work with people who are seriously physically ill / Judy Parkinson -- Inner worlds--outer realities: the dying person in counselling and psychotherapy / Ruth Archer -- Supervision of counsellors working with seriously physically ill patients / Gertrud Mander.
Summary Little has been written about psychotherapy with the seriously physically ill and this book seeks to remedy that. The title "Dual Realities" refers to the inner reality of the individuals internal world and the outer reality of their illness and the interaction between the two. Out of this arena came an understanding that what is important for the client/patient is the meaning, for them, of their illness. "Dual Realities" aims to show how therapists can work effectively with ill or disabled people, by facing their fears, adjusting their technique and by learning from their patients. To the gen.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781849405027 (electronic bk.)
1849405026 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 727951501
Additional Format Print version: Dual realities. London : Karnac, 2006 1855754150 (DLC) 2007273369 (OCoLC)74521666

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