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Deadly Therapy: Lessons in Liveliness from Theater and Performance Theory

Deadly Therapy: Lessons in Liveliness from Theater and Performance Theory (Hardback)

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Deadly Therapy explores the implications of a dramaturgical approach to the therapy encounter and uses lessons from the theater to illustrate how to enliven psychotherapy. Every psychotherapy is an interpersonal system in which power and privilege lead to self-serving rules and categories that marginalize aspects of the system that are out of step with the "party line." Performance theory-encompassing audience engagement, dramaturgy, gender studies, power and privilege dynamics, critical thinking, and multiculturalism-has much to teach about subverting party lines and empowering the stigmatized and voiceless aspects of therapy and supervisory systems.

Sport & Hobbies Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers Publication Date: 29/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9780765704450  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D., is clinical associate professor at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Prior to that he practiced psychotherapy and consulted in the child welfare system for 25 years in Massachusetts. He is the author of Using Early Memories in Psychotherapy: Roadmaps to Presenting Problems and Treatment Impasses, Patterns of Child Abuse: How Dysfunctional Transactions are Replicated in Individuals, Families and the Child Welfare System and the senior author of 16PF Interpretation in Clinical Practice: A Guide to the Fifth Edition.

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