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Therapeutic Communication, Second Edition: Knowing What to Say When by [Wachtel, Paul L.]
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"Therapeutic Communication, Second Edition, builds on the foundation of Wachtel's original book, but it very substantially updates and revises it, reflecting many exciting advances that have occurred in our field. Wachtel presents theoretical and clinical material that will sharpen any psychotherapist's understanding of how to communicate with patients."--Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology, York University, Canada

"Paul Wachtel is among the very few teachers and theorists of psychotherapy whose writing has an immediate, direct, and powerful impact on my clinical practice. I have long used and recommended this excellent text and am delighted to see the revised second edition, which incorporates recent developments across the range of therapeutic approaches. Wachtel does not speak in generalities or abstractions; rather, he moves easily among theoretical formulations, research findings, and their practical application, illustrating his principles with numerous recognizable examples. He examines in great detail the nuances and subtleties of what you say to patients, how you say it, and the relational context within which you convey your therapeutic messages. This book is essential reading for practicing therapists of all persuasions. I can't wait to start reading it with my students."--Lewis Aron, PhD, Director, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University
 
"The wisdom and experience of a creative therapist are reflected in every chapter. As the subtitle indicates, it's what you say and when you say it that determines what a patient hears. Novice and experienced therapists of any theoretical orientation will find this book to be of significant value. It is clear that therapy is not simply about techniques--it's about relations that work. This book shows you how and why that is true."--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy; Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

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Paul L. Wachtel, PhD, is CUNY Distinguished Professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Yale University and is a graduate of the postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at New York University, where he is also a faculty member. Dr. Wachtel has lectured and given workshops throughout the world on psychotherapy, personality theory, and the applications of psychological theory and research to the major social issues of our time. He has been a leading voice for integrative thinking in the human sciences and was a cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dr. Wachtel is a recipient of the Hans H. Strupp Memorial Award for psychoanalytic writing, teaching, and research; the Distinguished Psychologist Award from Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association (APA); and the Scholarship and Research Award from Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5992 KB
  • Print Length: 398 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 2 edition (1 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FG13N2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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Wachtel seems to bring a broad knowledge of psychotherapy and an in-depth capacity for reflection to produce some very helpful ideas about the basic issue of communication in therapy.

The first part of the book covers Wachtel's theoretical integrative model, which he explains well. It made a good deal of sense to me anyway. I had the enjoyable experience of reading something that describes my understanding of the therapeutic process better than I had ever been able to describe for myself. The second part of the book was the really interesting part to me. In this part he looks at how different ways of phrasing things and using words have subtlely different implications for how therapeutic any verbal action is. I think this book deserves to be essential reading for Integrative Psychotherapists.
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I liked it very much. It is easy to read, very clear and very interesting as I expected.
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very good product, arrived in good time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful. 7 Dec. 2014
By Mansi Poddar, psychotherapist - Published on Amazon.com
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excellent. Should be a text at graduate level
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5.0 out of 5 stars King of Textbooks 4 Sept. 2013
By Margaret Maslanka - Published on Amazon.com
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Besides working out in the field, the best way to learn the nuts and bolts of psychotherapy is through this book. Wachtel is a gripping writer, no small compliment for the author of a textbook. And when you finish enjoying the ride, you will own the whys and hows of the most fascinating profession.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of the best books I've ever read on the topic of psychotherapy 11 Dec. 2015
By David N. Bradley - Published on Amazon.com
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Simply one of the best books I've ever read on the topic of psychotherapy. It gently leads clinicians into new ways of speaking which benefit their clients. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Counseling must-have. 19 Oct. 2014
By Jesse Ludwig - Published on Amazon.com
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A must-have for all counselors or any one in the helping profession. I purchased the e-copy and read it whenever I have spare time.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for any future clinician 5 Sept. 2016
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Great book for any future clinician. Helpful in building strong therapist-client relationships and just useful in improving one's own interpersonal communication skills and improving personal relationships. Excellent resource!
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