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The Resource Semantic polarities and psychopathologies in the family : permitted and forbidden stories, Valeria Ugazio ; translated by Richard Dixon

Semantic polarities and psychopathologies in the family : permitted and forbidden stories, Valeria Ugazio ; translated by Richard Dixon

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Semantic polarities and psychopathologies in the family : permitted and forbidden stories
Title
Semantic polarities and psychopathologies in the family
Title remainder
permitted and forbidden stories
Statement of responsibility
Valeria Ugazio ; translated by Richard Dixon
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Valeria Ugazio presents a new model of personality and psychopathology by examining four common psychological approaches (phobic, obsessive-compulsive, eating disorders, and depression) in the context of the family. She offers an intersubjective approach to personality, based on a constructionist conception of meanings that focus on the concept of "semantic polarities" (fear/courage, good/evil, etc). Each client who presents with one of the disorders discussed, the author argues, has grown up in contexts, in most cases families, where certain specific values and meanings predominate. In each family where a member has a different kind of disorder, conversation will revolve around a different set of values. A central tenant of the model is that meaning and its organizations are open systems, and thus susceptible to modification. Based on this theory, the author shows therapists how use semantics with their clients to help overcome symptoms"--
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Ugazio, Valeria
Dewey number
616.85/81
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Dixon, Richard,
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  • Personality disorders
  • Psychology, Pathological
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Semantic polarities and psychopathologies in the family : permitted and forbidden stories, Valeria Ugazio ; translated by Richard Dixon
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in English 2013"--Title page verso
  • First published in Italian as "Storie permesse storie proibite : polarità semantiche familiari e psicopatologie" in 2012
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Information; Title Page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Construction of Psychopathological Disorders in Intersubjective Contexts; 1.1 Four Stories and Several Questions; 1.2 An Intersubjective Perspective to Psychopathology; 1.3 Psychopathology and Meaning; Part I:The Theoretical Model; 2 Family Semantic Polarities; 2.1 A Conversational Definition; 2.2 A Clinical Example; 2.3 Origin of the Concept in West and East; 2.4 Polar Opposition and Intersubjectivity; 2.5 A Conversation with Three Positionings
  • 2.6 Harmony and Excellence: On the Edge of Disaster2.7 Constructing a New Conversational Position; 2.8 Changing Through Enigmatic Interactions; 2.9 Difficult Positionings; Part II:Semantics and Psychopathologies; 3 Semantics of Freedom and Phobic Disorders; 3.1 A Conversation Dominated by the Semantics of Freedom; 3.2 A Dilemma That Threatens a Narrative Plot; 3.3 Permitted Stories and Forbidden Stories; 3.4 The Interpersonal Context in the Here and Now: A Positioning Balanced Precariously Between Two Subsystems
  • 3.5 The "Original" Intersubjective Context: What Phobic Patients Tell Systemic Therapists3.6 Two Clinical Examples; 3.7 A Pathogenic Cultural Premise?; 4 Between Good and Evil: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; 4.1 When Life Takes the Side of Evil; 4.2 The Origins of Doubt; 4.3 Life: A Forbidden Story?; 4.4 The Original Triangle; 4.5 Will Therapy Make Me Feel Worse?; 4.6 Will You Help Me Get Rid of Bad Natascia?; 4.7 The Idea of Abstinent Goodness and Psychotherapy; 5 The Semantics of Power: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Other Eating Problems; 5.1 More or Less
  • 5.2 The Dilemma and the Permitted Stories5.3 Adolescence: A Critical Period; 5.4 The Intersubjective Context in the Here and Now: An Instigation and a Double Disillusionment; 5.5 A Family Story Over Three Generations; 5.6 The Idea of Equality as a Breaking Down of Differences; 6 Depression: Denied Belonging; 6.1 What Serotonin Doesn't Explain; 6.2 A Conversation in which Some Belong and Some are Excluded; 6.3 The Dilemma and the Adaptive Function of Depression; 6.4 The Intersubjective Context in the Here and Now; 6.5 Reconstructing the Original Triangle in Therapy; 6.6 "Crazy Alcoholic Whore."
  • 6.7 Resources in Depressive OrganizationsConclusion: Therapeutic Perspectives; 7 Family Semantics and the Therapeutic Relationship; 7.1 And What Position Does the Therapist Take?; 7.2 As Many Different Therapies as There are Semantics?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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ocn856934222
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1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
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online
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9780203552384
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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(OCoLC)856934222
Label
Semantic polarities and psychopathologies in the family : permitted and forbidden stories, Valeria Ugazio ; translated by Richard Dixon
Publication
Note
  • "First published in English 2013"--Title page verso
  • First published in Italian as "Storie permesse storie proibite : polarità semantiche familiari e psicopatologie" in 2012
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Information; Title Page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Construction of Psychopathological Disorders in Intersubjective Contexts; 1.1 Four Stories and Several Questions; 1.2 An Intersubjective Perspective to Psychopathology; 1.3 Psychopathology and Meaning; Part I:The Theoretical Model; 2 Family Semantic Polarities; 2.1 A Conversational Definition; 2.2 A Clinical Example; 2.3 Origin of the Concept in West and East; 2.4 Polar Opposition and Intersubjectivity; 2.5 A Conversation with Three Positionings
  • 2.6 Harmony and Excellence: On the Edge of Disaster2.7 Constructing a New Conversational Position; 2.8 Changing Through Enigmatic Interactions; 2.9 Difficult Positionings; Part II:Semantics and Psychopathologies; 3 Semantics of Freedom and Phobic Disorders; 3.1 A Conversation Dominated by the Semantics of Freedom; 3.2 A Dilemma That Threatens a Narrative Plot; 3.3 Permitted Stories and Forbidden Stories; 3.4 The Interpersonal Context in the Here and Now: A Positioning Balanced Precariously Between Two Subsystems
  • 3.5 The "Original" Intersubjective Context: What Phobic Patients Tell Systemic Therapists3.6 Two Clinical Examples; 3.7 A Pathogenic Cultural Premise?; 4 Between Good and Evil: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; 4.1 When Life Takes the Side of Evil; 4.2 The Origins of Doubt; 4.3 Life: A Forbidden Story?; 4.4 The Original Triangle; 4.5 Will Therapy Make Me Feel Worse?; 4.6 Will You Help Me Get Rid of Bad Natascia?; 4.7 The Idea of Abstinent Goodness and Psychotherapy; 5 The Semantics of Power: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Other Eating Problems; 5.1 More or Less
  • 5.2 The Dilemma and the Permitted Stories5.3 Adolescence: A Critical Period; 5.4 The Intersubjective Context in the Here and Now: An Instigation and a Double Disillusionment; 5.5 A Family Story Over Three Generations; 5.6 The Idea of Equality as a Breaking Down of Differences; 6 Depression: Denied Belonging; 6.1 What Serotonin Doesn't Explain; 6.2 A Conversation in which Some Belong and Some are Excluded; 6.3 The Dilemma and the Adaptive Function of Depression; 6.4 The Intersubjective Context in the Here and Now; 6.5 Reconstructing the Original Triangle in Therapy; 6.6 "Crazy Alcoholic Whore."
  • 6.7 Resources in Depressive OrganizationsConclusion: Therapeutic Perspectives; 7 Family Semantics and the Therapeutic Relationship; 7.1 And What Position Does the Therapist Take?; 7.2 As Many Different Therapies as There are Semantics?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn856934222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203552384
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856934222

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