The Body in Psychotherapy


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About the Book

This acclaimed work, first published in 1985, presents in full detail, the most effective aspects of bioenergetics, Gestalt therapy, psychomotor therapy, Reichian orgonomy, and many others, are fully detailed, along with a wealth of practical therapeutic techniques. This book is divided into four parts: the historical and theoretical perspective; the body as the locus of personality assessment; the body as the locus of psychotherapeutic intervention; and personal and ethical considerations.

About the Author(s)

After 18 years as a practicing psychotherapist, Edward W.L. Smith was the founding director of the clinical training for the doctor of psychology program at Georgia Southern University, where he is now professor emeritus. He is the author or editor of several books on psychotherapy.

Bibliographic Details

Edward W.L. Smith

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: references, diagrams, tables, index
Copyright Date: 2000 [1985]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0966-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8181-1
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “impressive…excellent”—The Psychotherapist
  • “highly detailed…excellent”—Contemporary Psychology
  • “useful”—Transactional Analysis Journal
  • “worth reading”—Psychotherapy in Private Practice
  • “intellectual stimulating”—Voices
  • “excellent material”—The Focusing Connection
  • “a worthwhile addition”—Common Boundary
  • “enlightening and helpful…a major contribution”—Pilgrimage: The Journal of Psychotherapy and Personal Exploration
  • “a commendable integration of historical/academic perspectives and personal application of methods”—Humanistic Psychologist
  • “fascinating”—The Analytic Press