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Wachtel, Ellen F.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 73 publications in 5 languages and 1,814 library holdings
Genres: Methods (Music)  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Ellen F Wachtel
Treating troubled children and their families by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on clinical insights from family systems thinking, psychodynamic play therapy, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, this significant new work presents an innovative approach to therapeutic work with young children and their families. The author brings a thoroughly integrative orientation to bear in her understanding of how parents and children get entangled in patterns that cause grief to both generations. Her approach - "child-in-family" therapy - although steeped in the systems outlook, offers a thorough consideration of the unique characteristics of the child in trouble and the specific developmental obstacles that he or she faces. This strategy enhances family therapy at times when a child's difficulties begin to take on a life of their own, and also brings the power of family systems thinking to individual efforts to help young children in trouble. Beginning with an introduction to the author's methods, the first chapter sets forth a rationale for combining the most valuable aspects of systems therapy with individual psychotherapy approaches. With much clinical detail, the book first explains how to effectively conduct meetings with parents alone, emphasizing ways to draw out parents' concerns about their children and distinguish distortions and projections from true observations. The author also demonstrates the use of a valuable element from family therapy - a positive orientation that helps parents notice their children's strengths. Then, in addition to offering specific guidance on how to conduct family sessions with very young children, Ellen Wachtel gives family therapists the tools they need to begin including individual sessions with children as part and parcel of family therapy. She also shares with readers numerous concrete suggestions on how to interact with young children in ways that foster emotional expressiveness. In step-by-step detail, this book demonstrates how therapists can organize and evaluate the information gleaned through the different sessions so that the child is neither pathologized nor too readily pronounced "fine." Active interventions based on psychodynamic formulations are utilized to address such individual issues as the child's oversensitivity to criticism, low self-esteem, poor relationships with peers, and conflicts around aggression. Interventions based on behavioral formulations are also described in detail. In the final chapter, the author presents five case studies that clearly illustrate the clinical use of the concepts and applications described. She shows how interventions at the family system level must be complemented by interventions that focus on the child. These include not only the use of play and other projective methods for bringing to light the child's issues, but also active efforts to work with the child on changing his or her behavior. Clinically sophisticated, humane, comprehensive, and powerfully integrative, this volume represents a major leap forward in our ability to help troubled children and their families. Presenting a ground-breaking new approach that combines the best elements from family system thinking and individual therapy, the book is an invaluable resource for all professionals
Family dynamics in individual psychotherapy : a guide to clinical strategies by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 489 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
The heart of couple therapy : knowing what to do and how to do it by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 230 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 situates the author's pragmatic approach in the broader context of contemporary psychotherapy theory and research"--Provided by publisher
We love each other, but-- : a leading couples therapist shares the simple secrets that will help save your relationship by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares advice to help couples strengthen already solid relationships and repair faltering ones, teaching them how to focus on the positive things that initially brought them together
Therapeutic communication : knowing what to say when by Paul L Wachtel( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

& Quot;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
We love each other, but-- : simple secrets to strengthen your relationship and make love last by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We Love Each Other, But ... offers simple, practical tips that will help you restore and strengthen a relationship that has gone off track. It lays out the nuts and bolts of building relationships so they continue to be gratifying over the long haul. Dr. Ellen Wachtel shows how, even when you feel like giving up on a relationship or marriage, you can recapture why you fell in love in the first place. Dr. Wachtel promises that there is more and suggests simple ways to keep vitality in relationships. In fact, she shows you and your partner how you can stay interested in each other for the rest of your lives."--Publisher's website
We love each other, but--- : simple secrets to strengthen your relationship and make love last by Ellen F Wachtel( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of New York City's leading therapists comes a positive message to help couples maintain their perspective in all stages of marriage
Nos queremos mucho, pero-- : consejos sencillos para revitalizar las relaciones de pareja by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La clínica del niño con problemas y su familia by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From resistance to alliance in family therapy : new perspectives and techniques( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and a panel discussion on the concept of resistance in family therapy
Integrative couple therapy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this video program, Dr. Ellen F. Wachtel demonstrates her approach to couple therapy, which emphasizes the positives that still exist in the relationship despite the difficulties that have brought the couple to treatment. Although not ignoring the couple's conflicts and complaints, this strength-based, integrative approach emphasizes the goal of helping each person in the couple to get more of what he or she is longing for, thereby highlighting positives rather than deficiencies, and fostering self-reflection rather than blame. In this video program, Dr. Ellen Wachtel demonstrates this therapeutic approach with a couple dealing with an impasse in the relationship, while Dr. Paul Wachtel examines and highlights teaching moments taken from the demonstration."--Publisher's website
Opening one's eyes: appraisal of environmental dangers and ability to cope by Ellen F Wachtel( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gezinssystemen en het individuele kind by Ellen F Wachtel( )

1 edition published in 1987 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The language of becoming : helping children change how they think about themselves by Ellen F Wachtel( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Treating troubled children and their families : a brief integrative approach( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes a short-term method of working with symptomatic young children and their famlies which bridges the gap between child and family approaches. Uses didactic presentation and extensive videotaped segments for participants to learn a synthesis of short term active therapeutic work that draws on the clinical insights of family systems thinking, play therapy, and cognitive-behavioral approaches
Heart of Couple Therapy by Ellen F Wachtel( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Treating troubled children and their families
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Family dynamics in individual psychotherapy : a guide to clinical strategiesWe love each other, but-- : a leading couples therapist shares the simple secrets that will help save your relationshipTherapeutic communication : knowing what to say whenWe love each other, but-- : simple secrets to strengthen your relationship and make love lastNos queremos mucho, pero-- : consejos sencillos para revitalizar las relaciones de parejaLa clínica del niño con problemas y su familia
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Wachtel, Ellen F.

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