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Wachtel, Paul L. 1940-

Works: 49 works in 285 publications in 5 languages and 9,285 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Paul L Wachtel
The poverty of affluence : a psychological portrait of the American way of life by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1983 classic The Poverty of Affluence, Paul Wachtel examines the psychological underpinnings of our insatiable desire for growth, and endless quest for?more??whether in jobs, relationships, or any other sphere of life?suggesting that our commitment to consumption is in fact an increasingly desperate attempt to replace the sense of community that our very growth has torn apart
Race in the mind of America : breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as presenting US race relations from a perspective sought by an international audience, Wachtel applies principles to solving black and white tensions that may be applied to other groups within and beyond the United States
Theories of psychotherapy : origins and evolution by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the 5 key theoretical orientations in contemporary psychotherapy: psychodynamic, experiential, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and integrative. Contributors lay out the major concepts that define these enduring theories of psychotherapy, discuss the ideas of the theorists who have expanded them, describe the evolution of these central concepts over time, and search for commonalities that unite closely related theories of therapy. This approach, which probes the essence of key assumptions shared by diverse therapists of each orientation, makes this book useful for both clinicians and students. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychoanalysis and behavior therapy : toward an integration by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and German and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relational theory and the practice of psychotherapy by Paul L Wachtel( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining probing theoretical analysis and illuminating examples. Paul Wachtel shows how relational theory has redirected psychoanalytic inquiry toward a more powerful understanding of the actual experiences with other people that underlie personality development. He demonstrates how even the most deeply unconscious processes must be viewed in the context of daily interactions and broader social and cultural dynamics. Relational psychoanalysis diverges in a number of key ways from traditional psychoanalytic assumptions and practices, while preserving, and even extending, the deep insights into human experience and psychological conflict that have always been the special strength of psychoanalysis. Extensive clinical material illustrates how this new perspective can facilitate a wider range of therapeutic interventions, keener understanding of the complex web of meanings in the patient's life, and greater affective engagement between therapist and patient. The book will greatly advance the work not only of therapists who work in a psychodynamic vein, but also of those who have previously found psychoanalytic approaches uncongenial." "This work will be a valuable text in psychotherapy graduate programs, and will be read with interest by clinical psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners."--Jacket
Psychoanalysis, behavior therapy, and the relational world by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this update of Dr. Wachtel's seminal work, Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy, the author has developed a new integrative theory, cyclical psychodynamics, that has reworked traditional psychoanalytic concepts and proved capable of addressing observations and clinical experiences on which both psychoanalytic and behavioral theories are based. Psychoanalysis, Behavior Therapy, and the Relational World carefully examines the implications of new developments in both psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches and significantly extends the cyclical psychodynamic model clinically and theoretically. The book addresses the increasingly powerful influence of cognitive perspectives in the thinking of behavior therapists and the emergence of a distinctive and integrative "relational" point of view in psychoanalysis. Both developments have been incorporated into the evolving cyclical psychodynamic model, as has increasing attention to the systemic point of view that guides the work of family therapists. In addition, this book introduces the reader to an innovative approach to the therapist's use of language. Dr. Wachtel considers in detail what the therapist says and how his or her choice of words can enhance or impede the therapeutic process
Affluenza( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
Inside the session : what really happens in psychotherapy by Paul L Wachtel( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike many presentations of clinical material, Inside the Session does not offer carefully selected examples of therapeutic dialogue that are conveniently chosen to conform to the therapist's views. Rather, it presents full transcripts of three entire sessions, enabling readers to see not just what went right, but where the therapist may have missed a crucial detail or may have intervened at the wrong moment. Inside the Session provides a rare opportunity to "look over the shoulder--and into the mind" of a renowned psychotherapist at work. The therapist in this candid and revealing annotation is prolific author Paul Wachtel, who intersperses the sessions' transcripts with insightful "at-the-moment" commentary not only on his clients' presenting problems, but also on his thoughts about how to proceed with exploring the clients' lines of thought, encouraging crucial insight, and effectively using restatements and simple words (and sounds) to facilitate dialogue. An additional key feature of the book is a comprehensive integrative framework that guides both the clinical work presented and the theoretical discussion that further illuminates it. Wachtel's well-known integrative theory draws on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential perspectives, highlighting convergences that are obscured by different terminologies and clarifying where the differences are real and important"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Family dynamics in individual psychotherapy : a guide to clinical strategies by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates in rich clinical detail just how the incorporation of ideas and methods from family therapy can enrich the work of most therapists
Therapeutic communication : knowing what to say when by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A uniquely practical guide and widely adopted text, this book shows precisely what therapists can say at key moments to enhance the process of healing and change. Paul Wachtel explains why some communications in therapy are particularly effective, while others that address essentially the same content may actually be countertherapeutic. He offers clear and specific guidelines for how to ask questions and make comments in ways that facilitate collaborative exploration and promote change. Illustrated with vivid case examples, the book is grounded in an integrative theory that draws from features of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential approaches"--Provided by publisher
The heart of couple therapy : knowing what to do and how to do it by Ellen F Wachtel( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grounded in a deep understanding of what makes intimate relationships succeed, this book provides concrete guidelines for addressing the complexities of real-world clinical practice with couples. Leading couple therapist Ellen Wachtel describes the principles of therapeutic intervention that motivate couples to alter entrenched patterns, build on strengths, and navigate the "legacy" issues that each person brings to the relationship. She illuminates the often unrecognized choices that therapists face throughout the session and deftly explicates their implications. The epilogue by Paul Wachtel
Resistance, psychodynamic and behavioral approaches by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RESISTANCE AND THE PROCESS OF THERAPEUTIC CHANGE Paul L. Wachtel Psychotherapy, whether practiced from a psychodynamic or a behavioral point of view,! is rarely as straightforward as textbooks and case reports usually seem to imply. More often the work proceeds in fits and starts (and often does not seem to be proceeding at all, but rather unraveling or moving backward). The "typical" case is in fact quite atypical. Almost all cases present substantial difficulties for which the therapist feels, at least some of the time, quite unprepared. Practicing psychotherapy is a difficult-if also rewarding-way to earn a living. It is no profession for the individual who likes certainty, predictability, or a fairly constant sense that one knows what one is doing. There are few professions in which feeling stupid or stymied is as likely to be a part of one's ordinary professional day, even for those at the pinnacle of the field. Indeed, I would be loath to refer a patient to any therapist who declared that he almost always felt effective and clear about what was going on. Such a feeling can be maintained, I believe, only by an inordinate amount of bravado and lack of critical self-reflection. But the therapist trying to get some ideas about how to work with 1 These are, of course, not the only two points of view in psychotherapy; nor do I believe they are the only two of value
Therapeutic communication : principles and effective practice by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For every therapist who has ever thought, "I understand my patient, but what should I say at this moment?," this book will provide practical, enlightening assistance. A trained psychoanalyst known for his integration of active methods from other orientations, Paul L. Wachtel examines in great detail precisely what the therapist can say to contribute to the process of healing and change. The reader is shown - through numerous examples, including annotated transcripts of actual therapy sessions - why some communications are particularly effective, while others, though addressing essentially the same content, actually promote the problems being treated. A uniquely practical book, Therapeutic Communication also offers the reader an exploration of theory that integrates psychodynamic principles with insights and discoveries from other approaches. Opening chapters probe how vicious circles perpetuate the patient's difficulties and how intrapsychic conflict and interpersonal realities mutually create each other. Later chapters explore communication strategies that will help resolve these difficulties. Dr. Wachtel illuminates the evaluative nature of seemingly "neutral" comments, and demonstrates how the therapist can generate communications that foster the patient's progress. Other chapters highlight how to build on the patient's strengths; how to promote and amplify change processes and help the patient "own" his insights through what Dr. Wachtel calls "attributional interpretations"; and how to utilize the art of gentle inquiry, phrasing questions in ways that protect the patient's self-esteem and mobilize his capacity to change. Rounding out the work is a comprehensive chapter on the process of "working through," and a concluding chapter by Ellen Wachtel insightfully extending the book's ideas to work with couples. Jargon-free prose and respect for multiple psychotherapeutic perspectives make this book valuable not only to psychodynamically oriented therapists, but to practitioners from other orientations as well. It is important reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marital and family counselors, psychiatric nurses, and pastoral counselors. Its unusually clear style, vivid clinical illustrations, and innovative ideas make the book an excellent psychotherapy text for courses at both the advanced and introductory level
Action and insight by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyclical psychodynamics and the contextual self : the inner world, the intimate world, and the world of culture and society by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and Japanese and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self articulates in new ways the essential features and most recent extensions of Paul Watchtel's powerfully integrative theory of cyclical psychodynamics. Wachtel is widely regarded as the leading advocate for integrative thinking in personality theory and the theory and practice of psychotherapy. He is a contributor to cutting edge thought in the realm of relational psychoanalysis and to highlighting the ways in which the relational point of view provides especially fertile ground for integrating psychoanalytic insights with the ideas and methods of other theoretical and therapeutic orientations. In this book, Wachtel extends his integration of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential viewpoints to examine closely the nature of the inner world of subjectivity, its relation to the transactional world of daily life experiences, and the impact on both the larger social and cultural forces that both shape and are shaped by individual experience. Here, he discusses in a uniquely comprehensive fashiong the subtleties of the clinical interaction, the findings of systematic research, and the role of social, economic, and historical forces in our lives. The chapters in this book help to transcend the tunnel vision that can lead therapists of different orientations to ignore the important discoveries and innovations from competing approaches. Explicating the pervasive role of vicious circles and self-fulfilling prophecies in our lives, Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self shows how deeply intertwined the subjective, the intersubjective, and the cultural realms are, and points to new pathways to therapeutic and social change. Both a theoretical tour de force and an immensely practical guide to clinical practice, this book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and students of human behavior of all backgrounds and theoretical orientations"--
Integrative relational psychotherapy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Integrative Relational Psychotherapy is a demonstration and discussion of Paul L. Wachtel's approach to treating clients. In this approach, the therapeutic work centers on disrupting the vicious circles in which clients' interactions with others perpetuate the distressing affect states and the internal conflicts that generated their actions in the first place. In this session, Dr. Wachtel works with a young woman who is experiencing stress in her marriage surrounding her husband's family and their overinvolvement in their life. Dr. Wachtel works with her to begin to define the boundaries she requires for her own well-being. They also start to look at the way she may be undermining her own efforts to achieve balance in her relationships."--Container
La comunicación terapéutica : principios y práctica eficaz by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are You With Me? The Impact of Losing a Conversation Partner's Attention to a Mobile Device by Zachary A Geller( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrative psychotherapy : a six-part series( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five noted psychotherapists discuss their varying perspectives of what integrative psychotherapy is, and explain and demonstrate their approaches
Goal setting with a young divorced parent( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The client is "almost 30, " recently divorced (and in custody of a toddler), and is experiencing difficulty making a decision on a career change--from secure waitressing to something that is supported by her counseling degree. Dr. Paul L. Wachtel uses integrative-relational therapy techniques to uncover the client's inability to see the trade-off in realizing her independence (and attendant financial and parental responsibilities) and separating herself from her "conservative" family's image of her as fun-seeking, carefree, and rebellious
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Race in the mind of America : breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites
Theories of psychotherapy : origins and evolutionRelational theory and the practice of psychotherapyPsychoanalysis, behavior therapy, and the relational worldInside the session : what really happens in psychotherapyFamily dynamics in individual psychotherapy : a guide to clinical strategiesTherapeutic communication : knowing what to say whenThe heart of couple therapy : knowing what to do and how to do itResistance, psychodynamic and behavioral approaches
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Wachtel, Paul 1940-

Wachtel, Paul L.

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