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Chaos Psychology & PsychotherapyIn the history of humanity as well as in the brief and recent history of the new paradigms in science, we find theories of the way the heavens and the earth are or should be. In this book our intention is to examine in depth those that build bridges. Humanity and consciousness are positioned as the foundation of the human being in the face of those who would reduce him to a genetic robot. Based on many years of work in the field, we are offering a possible doorway to healing as a bridge of …

The Chaos Theory of Careers: A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First CenturyThe Chaos Theory of Careers outlines the application of chaos theory to the field of career development. It draws together and extends the work that the authors have been doing over the last 8 to 10 years. This text represents a new perspective on the nature of career development. It emphasizes the dimensions of careers frequently neglected by contemporary accounts of careers such as the challenges and opportunities of uncertainty, the interconnectedness of current life and the potential for in…

No-Drama Discipline Workbook: Exercises, Activities, and Practical Strategies to Calm The Chaos and Nurture Developing MindsBased on their New York Times bestselling book No-Drama Discipline, internationally acclaimed neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and brain-based parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, have created a guide to manage and reduce drama in your interactions with your kids, and even decrease the amount of time you spend having to discipline. The goal is simple: discipline less on autopilot by developing a set of principles and strategies based on your own family dynamics. These stories, reflec…

Consulting to Chaos: An Approach to Patient-Centred Reflective Practice (Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series)In clinical work, an awareness of patients’ subjective experiences, particularly their perceptions of interpersonal relationships, is indispensable. This book seeks to improve care and treatment planning by describing a structured approach to eliciting patients’ core relationship patterns. These patterns consist of the roles and scenarios into which they repeatedly cast themselves and others with whom they interact. Maladaptive patterns, in which vicious cycles and self-fulfilling prophecies…

Strange Attractors: Chaos, Complexity, and the Art of Family Therapy“A realm lies there of forms to explore and harmonies to discover.” –David Ruelle, codiscoverer of strange attractors Strange attractors are hidden islands of stability, subtle patterns of order at the heart of chaos. They are among the handful of breakthrough discoveries that gave rise to what has been called the third great scientific revolution of the twentieth century, chaos theory. Offering a revolutionary new rubric for understanding the natural world, chaos theory arms scientists with a…

Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos: Complexity Theory, Deleuze,Guattari and Psychoanalysis for a Climate in CrisisThis book argues that psychoanalysis has a unique role to play in the climate change debate through its placing emphasis on the unconscious dimensions of our mental and social lives. Exploring contributions from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Jungian, and Lacanian traditions, the book discusses how psychoanalysis can help to unmask the anxieties, deficits, conflicts, phantasies and defences crucial in understanding the human dimension of the ecological crisis. Yet despit…

Chaos and Order in the World of the Psyche`I don’t know what’s the matter with me – everything’s upside down; the whole world seems chaotic.’ Chaos may erupt in our lives in many different ways – through death, divorce, conflict with family, friends or colleagues. it is a frightening and negative experience, destabilizing the individual and provoking feelings of insecurity. Joanne Wieland-Burston, through her work as Jungian analyst, frequently acts a companion, support and guide to those whose lives are in such chaotic turmoil. She de…

Counseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Psychological ApproachCounseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Approach introduces a new dimension in counseling psychology which includes both symptom treatment and positive psychology; this unique approach guides readers to enhance clients’ positive potential, rather than focusing solely on the treatment of clients’ negative symptoms. An integrative counseling approach which maximizes graduate students’ understanding of counseling theories and positive psychology Enables counselors to tailor integrative…

Psychological Meaning of Chaos: Translating Theory Into PracticeChaos theories have revolutionized scientists’ concept of the physical world over the past 50 years. Variously called chaos, nonlinear dynamical systems, self-organization, and the broader science of complexity, this new way of seeing stands in sharp contrast to the linear, reductionistic models that have dominated most psychological thinking. Theories of chaos, complexity and self-organization also have potential for psychology, offering a model for behaviour that resonates more closely with ps…

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save HerThe Johnsons were a close and loving family living in the Seattle area – two parents, two incomes, two bright and accomplished daughters. They led busy lives filled with music lessons, college preparation, career demands, and laughter around the dinner table. Then the younger daughter, Linea, started experiencing crippling bouts of suicidal depression. Multiple trips to the psych ward resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and it took many trial runs of drugs and ultimately electroshock th…