The purpose of this book is to introduce mental health professionals to the Emotional Life Interview that offers therapy to those with mental health problems in a more effective and time-sensitive process. It meets today s pressures to provide essential care at less cost. The Emotional Life Interview (ELI) involves asking each client seven questions about five negative feelings and emotions (fear, anger, shame, guilt, and sadness) and six questions about two positive feelings and emotions (pride and happiness). The process takes the practitioner into the emotional life of a client as no other procedure does. Major sections of the book discuss feelings, emotions, and psychotherapy; meaning, arousal, and the construction of emotions; and the use of the ELI in psychosocial treatment. In addition, nine complete chapters are devoted to case histories which illustrate how important feelings, emotions, and relationships are in mental health problems. These case study interviews become conversations in which the clients reveal the character of their consciousness with respect to their emotional lives. The ELI questions presented in the case studies require clients to represent their thoughts and actions in words and to tell their emotional life stories in a manner that is itself therapeutic. The life stories show in bold relief where changes are needed. The Emotional Life Interview provides a framework for emotional life education. The interview puts diagnosis and psychotherapy on the same continuum and makes therapy and emotional life education a viable healthcare option. The book represents a valuable new tool for all clinical and counseling psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and primary care providers. It will also serve as a resource in the helping professions, welfare work, and human services.
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With the publication of The Emotional Life Interview, Dr. Henry Dupont will make a significant and lasting impact on the emotional and physical well-being of primary care patients. Internists, private practitioners, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and nurses alike can utilize the interview to better understand the emotional issues that contribute to physical illness as well as patients reactions to disease processes and treatments.
Understanding patients anger or sadness can help the practitioner provide better care when these emotions appear in response to illness. Most emotional and psychiatric issues that patients experience are treated by their primary care practitioner.
As the only internist in a town of 20,000 for most of the 34 years I have practiced, I found Dr. Dupont s method of understanding one s emotional life to be very helpful to me in caring for my patients. It was a lifesaver to my resolving my own emotional issues when I sought Dr. Dupont s psychological care. I applaud this book as a sizeable contribution to the education of all who would undertake the care of patients. --Mary Beth Wiles, M.D.
Dr. Henry Dupont, whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for nearly 20 years and the privilege of calling my mentor, my colleague, and especially my friend, has written an extraordinary book that should serve as a benchmark for researchers and clinicians thinking about how emotional health impacts clients behavior and thus, how practitioners approach treatment. This book is a scholarly, critically-minded presentation of an important component of psychotherapy.
Throughout the years I have known Dr. Dupont, he has generously shared his research and approach to emotional life education with me. As a practicing clinician in a college setting for over 20 years, I have utilized his therapeutic procedure and have witnessed countless times the effectiveness and efficiency of Dr. Dupont s approach. I find it to be an invaluable and viable technique in psychotherapy.
This book is profoundly moving, passionate, an inspired articulation, and a call to all of us who are committed to healing. I am honored to be the colleague of a great teacher who, by sharing himself so honestly and openly, engages us in the very kind of treatment he so eloquently describes. --Lynne B. Grady, Ph.D., L.P.C., N.C.C.
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Descripción Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0398087563
Descripción Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110398087563