THE POWER OF TALKING: Stories From The Therapy Room


Through the case studies in this book you will encounter various examples of psychological defences. You will come to understand the process of a client in psychotherapy who carries with them a brace of negative symptoms and a spectrum of psychological mechanisms by which he or she keeps a distance from others for fear of getting ‘hurt’. You will come to understand also how a therapist provides a compassionate and corrective experience to these clients by helping them to remove some of these defensive burdens. Through the case studies we will review the theoretical underpinnings and steps that are taken by therapists to reach through to the person beneath these resistances.

Last updated on 01/24/2023