Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy

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Oktober 1993



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.


1. The Primacy of Metaphor2. The Bodily Matrix of Metaphor3. Exploring Clinically the Sources of Conventional and Novel Metaphors4. Metaphors of the Self: Changes in the Course of Therapy 5. Metaphor and Defense6. The Therapist's Metaphors7. Pitfalls in the Use of Metaphor8. Metaphors of the Therapeutic Kind 9. The Symbolic Attitude


With 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and consultant, Ellen Y. Siegelman currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, and is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. In 1983, she received an American Psychological Association Citation for Distinguished Contribution to the Media for her trade book, "Personal Risk," and she has authored numerous professional articles on object relations theory and on psychology and literature. Siegelman has a master's degree in literature, a doctorate in psychology, and had post-doctoral training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She maintains private practices in Berkeley and San Francisco.


"I think it is a valuable book and only wish I had had it in my hands when I was a student in training to be a psychoanalyst nearly 50 years ago." --Marion Milner, Ph.D., Member, British Psycho-analytic Society; author of "On Not Being Able to Paint"
"This lucid presentation of the healing uses of metaphor comes from a Jungian psychotherapist who has not been afraid to learn from psychoanalysts. Psychoanalysis too has much to learn from her wise exposition of the musical method of creative symbolization as a process of moving personality forward." --John Beebe, M.D., Member, San Francisco Society of Jungian Analysts; editor, "The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal"
"Siegelman's book on metaphor is a welcome addition to any therapist's library because it cannot fail to sensitize the reader to the countless ways in which novel uses of language can function in a clinical setting. " --Donald P. Spence in "Contemporary Psychology"
"Superb....Gives us both a theoretical and clinical understanding of the uses of the poetic imagination in depth psychotherapy....Full of rich clinical examples...."Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy" is a rare book in our field, one in which the medium and the message are in harmony. Siegelman's prose is elegant, studded with stunning imagery and clearly articulated ideas." --Naomi Ruth Lowinsky in "Psychological Perspectives"
EAN: 9780898620146
ISBN: 0898620147
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1993
Seitenanzahl: 206 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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