Addictions Counseling (Revised and Updated Edition) by Diane Doyle Pita

By Diane Doyle Pita

This absolutely revised and up-to-date variation of Addictions Counseling is extensively learn by way of specialist counselors in addition to ministers, lecturers, and nurses. subject matters contain the counselor's function in restoration, therapy methods, and pattern treatment options.

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In this book we explore these patterns not only for the sake of increasing our knowledge, but each time we gain some insight, we will also look for its practical use. The demands for practical applications are enormous because, as you might have discovered yourself, the world is full of social-emotional misery. The primary reason for writing a book like this is that its content can add to the quality of human life in the broadest sense. In this chapter we try to reconstruct the building blocks of unconscious social thinking.

Baldwin (1987) believes that children develop the idea that others have feelings within their first year of life. According to Greenspan (1997) children will at first believe that their mothers feel identical emotions to their own, but to their surprise they find out that this is only occasionally the case. It is enchanting to imagine a child lying drowsily on its mother's lap, smelling her odour, feeling her warmth, sensing her breathing, feeling her movements and also sharing her emotional state.

In other words, treating a non-person or a thing as a person. 14 The practice of speaking about concrete things as if they have human characteristics stems from Greek rhetoric. 14 4 The building blocks of the social world However, in order to construct a useful map of our social reality, we need to represent humans as people and not things. What this implies is the following: The process of personification only attracts our attention when we do it, erroneously, with non-human things. The thought pattern used in creating a person in our minds was disregarded in social psychology.

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