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Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy

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Author: Ellen Y. Siegelman

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 0898620147
ISBN 13: 978-0898620146

When therapists hear patients talk of feeling "imprisoned," "burning with rage," "trapped," or "unequipped," they are witnessing manifestations of the symbolic attitude, the hallmark of all depth psychology. Most clinicians naturally respond to and use metaphors, but they often fail to understand the full potential of metaphoric images. This volume, in addressing the transforming power of metaphor, demonstrates how clinicians can deepen the therapeutic encounter.