Love and Death in Psychotherapy

Love and Death in Psychotherapy

by Robert Langs


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Feelings of love between patients and their therapists have been an endless source of confusion for those involved. An essential reading for all counselling and psychotherapy students and practitioners, this text offers fresh perspectives and advice on how best to deal with expressions of love and sexual desires in the course of therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403936028
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 08/22/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

ROBERT LANGS, M.D., is Visiting Scholar at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's College, London, UK, and a practicing Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in New York. He is the author of nearly 50 books for the profession and general public on dreams, psychotherapy, unconscious communication, a science of the mind, emotional life and related topics, including with Palgrave Macmillan, Fundamentals of Adaptive Psychotherapy and Counselling (2004).

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Taking the Measure of Love.- The Strong and Weak Adaptive Approaches.- Patient-Love: The Literature.- Two Approaches to Patient-Love.- Therapist-love: The Literature.- Love is the Puppet, Death the Puppeteer.- Patients' Loving and Wishing to be Loved.- Love and the Psychotherapist.- The Search for True Love.

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