- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 25, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076570658X
- ISBN-13: 978-0765706584
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,713,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reverence in the Healing Process: Honoring Strengths without Trivializing Suffering
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Since the 1980s, the emphasis in healthcare and mental health care has been on managing benefits and productivity rather than on what used to be called the “art” of medicine. Reverence in the Healing Process offers a necessary corrective for that harsh reality. The basic concept that guides every chapter in this multi-authored book is a deep and abiding respect for all life that is so often absent in the mad search for ever-increasing profits at the expense of people's lives. Editor Crenshaw and his colleagues take a strengths-based approach to the children, adults, and families they seek to help. But in doing so, they do not pretend that the tragic experiences of life are innocuous events that people should just bounce back from. Their work honors the suffering that is the lot of so many, while revering the human ability to overcome adversity, even against great odds. (Sandra L. Bloom, MD, Drexel University)
Crenshaw delivers again. This time, the goods are vaunted distinctions that we as clinicians must make along the delicate lines of being reverential and honoring transformation as we witness healing in the consulting room. Moreover, this book presents a depth of knowledge in the strengths-based approaches to psychotherapy, replete with the poetry of John O' Donohue to the mythology of Jung. Highly recommended for those who practice from or want to ascribe to the Wellness Model. (Eric J. Green, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
In this book, David Crenshaw and his contributors highlight mindful therapy that honors the spirit of each child and adolescent, as well as the adults in their worlds. The book is a gentle, thoughtful reminder of the true essence of therapy, respect for each individual's unique capacity for healing. (JoAnna White, Georgia State University)
About the Author
David A. Crenshaw is director and founder of the Rhinebeck Child and Family Center, LLC, a private practice serving children and families, but also providing training and consultation to agencies serving at-risk children. He is past president of the New York Association for Play Therapy.
Top customer reviews
Clients and family's strengths and resiliency and how to best use these qualities to help, are key resources frequently missed in therapy. This book is packed with ways to recognize and engage one's clients in an interactive spiral of help to solve problems.
Individual chapters can be shared to help parents better understand child and adolescent therapy. They also can be used to help parents learn ways to help their children and therapist with hope and resilience to find the best possible solutions.
In addition to a positive strengths and resilience focus, this book has a wealth of the latest play therapy experts' methods. I found myself wanting to further explore many of the methods addressed in this book.