The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of body-centered psychotherapies, which stress the centrality of the body to overcoming psychological distress, trauma, and mental illness. Psychologists and therapists are increasingly incorporating these somatic or body-oriented therapies into their practices, making mind-body connections that enable them to provide better care for their clients. Designed as a standard text for somatic psychology courses, The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology contains 100 cutting-edge essays and studies by respected professionals from around the world on such topics as the historical roots of Body Psychotherapy; the role of the body in developmental psychology; EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other specific techniques; the therapeutic relationship in Body Psychotherapy; and much more, as well as helpful case studies and essays on the use of Body Psychotherapy for specific disorders. This anthology will be indispensible for students of clinical and counseling psychology, somatic psychology, and various forms of body-based therapy (including dance and movement therapies), and is also an essential reference work for most practicing psychotherapists, regardless of their therapeutic orientation.
GUSTL MARLOCK has nearly 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist; he is the director of a German training program in Unitive/Integrative Body Psychotherapy and a lecturer and supervisor for psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Wiesbaden Academy for Psychotherapy. HALKO WEISS, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer for the University of Marburg and for the Bavarian Chamber of Psychotherapists. He is a cofounder of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, Colorado. COURTENAY YOUNG was resident psychotherapist for 17 years at the Findhorn Foundation, an international spiritual community in Scotland. He was both president and general secretary of the European Association of Body Psychotherapy (EABP) for many years, and has been the lead writer on The EAP Project to Establish the Professional Competencies of a European Psychotherapist (www.psychotherapy-competency.eu). MICHAEL SOTH is an integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor (UKCP), with more than 20 years' experience of practicing and teaching from an integrative perspective. He was Training Director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy from 1992 to 2010.
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