Genes on the Couch: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy

Genes on the Couch: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy

English | 2000 | ISBN: 1583911022, 1583911030 | 376 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB

Philosophers and therapists have long theorised about how psychological mechanisms for love, jealousy, anxiety, depression and many other human characteristics may have evolved over millions of years. In the dawn of the new insights on evolution, provided by Darwin's theories of natural selection, Freud, Jung and Klein sought to identify and understand human motives, emotions and information processing as functions deeply-rooted in our evolved history. Despite this promising start and major developments in modern evolutionary psychology, anthropology and sociobiology, the last fifty years has seen little in the way of therapies derived from an evolutionary understanding of human psychology. The contributors to this timely book illuminate how an evolution focused approach to psychopathology can offer new insights for different schools of therapy and provide a rationale for therapeutic integration.
Genes on the Couch brings together respected clinicians who have integrated evolutionary insights into their case conceptualisations and therapeutic interventions. Various psychotherapy schools are represented, and each author provides illustrative examples of the interventions used. Specific topics addressed include the nature of evolved mental mechanisms; regulation/dysregulation of internal processes; attachment and kinship in therapy; the importance of internalising warmth as a therapeutic goal; kin selection and incest avoidance; co-operation and deception in social relations; difficulties in working with certain male clients; gender differences in therapy and the roles of shame and guilt in treatment.
Providing up-to-date summaries of recent thinking in this increasing important but diverse area, Genes on the Couch will be of interest to psychotherapists, psychiatrists and a wide range of mental health professionals.

Download:

http://longfiles.com/7j0hm6blby92/Genes_on_the_Couch_Explorations_in_Evolutionary_Psychotherapy.pdf.html

[Fast Download] Genes on the Couch: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy


Ebooks related to "Genes on the Couch: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy" :
Homosexualities: Psychogenesis, Polymorphism, and Countertransference
Unforbidden Pleasures
A History of Relevance
Psychology Statistics for Dummies
The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence
A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
David McGuire - Beyond Stammering: The McGuire Programme for Getting Good at the Sport of Speaking
The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families
The Medicalization of Psychotherapy: Practicing under the Influence
The Psychology of Politicians
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.