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Making Contact

Uses of Language in Psychotherapy

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$27.00 • £21.95 • €24.50

ISBN 9780674543164

Publication Date: 10/15/1988



  • Antecedents: Speaking to Absence
  • Empathic Language
    • Finding the Other
    • Imitative Statements
    • Simple Empathic Statements
    • Complex Empathic Statements
    • Extensions
  • Interpersonal Language
    • Good Management
    • Projective Statements
    • Counterassumptive Statements
    • Counterprojective Statements
  • Performative Language
    • Ideals and the Self
    • Defending the Self
  • The Languages in Action
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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