Learned security is a learning process that involves two individuals. It results from the client’s conscious effort, which includes being in the therapeutic relationship for three years or more. It is collaborative and co-constructive. The therapist must “model a relationship where she is utterly dependable, reliable, consistent, honest, open minded, and empathic”; she must be attuned to the client, present, not pre-occupied. Her work is to help the client gain emotional autonomy, to repair therapeutic ruptures, and to help clients get to know themselves.
“Can we bring the body closer to therapy and therapy closer to the body?”
Book offers personal stories about professional moments of failure. Fifteen psychotherapists define failure from their own perspective and courageously revisit client cases, some that occurred many years ago, to share intimate and revealing vignettes where the therapeutic bond was disrupted, where they were deeply wounded, and for some those wounds changed the course of their career. For all, these wounds remain as a tear in the fabric of their being.
Karnac publishers just announced a special 15% discount on all books written/edited by Dr. Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar. Now you can own Speaking of Bodies: Embodied Therapeutic Dialogues, When Hurt Remains: Relational Perspectives on Therapeutic Failure, and Touching the Relational Edge, and save money too. Be sure to check your SPT Magazine Subscriber newsletter for your special discount code on February 15, 2016.
Our Special Summer Book review issue went live this morning. We offer our special PDF and digital versions to our SPT Community members as a thank you for your continued support and to members of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy for their continued validation of our global publication.