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Author Gürtler, Leo, 1974-

Title Awareness and Wisdom in Addiction Therapy : The In-Depth Systemics Treatment of Mental-Somatic Models / Leo Gürtler, Urban M. Studer, & Gerhard Scholz ; [with a foreword by Kent C. Berridge]
Published Chicago : Pariyatti Pub., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (93 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Half-title page; The Authors; Title page; Copyright page; Abstract; Foreword; Contents; List of Figures; 1 On the concept of the In-depth Systemics approach; 2 Introduction; 3 Foundations -- about the logic of addiction; 3.1 The contradictory unit -- the 'need' and the 'obligation'; 3.1.1 Falling apart of subjective justifications and objectively restorable motives; 3.2 The large gap among feeling, thinking, and doing; 4 Models to explain addiction; 4.1 The sociological background; 4.2 The neurobiological basis; 4.2.1 A critique of the classical learning theories
4.3 The contributions of the Theravada to In-depth Systemics5 Consequences -- the goal of therapeutic actions; 5.1 What in practical terms is needed for recovery from addiction?; 6 Intervention and the In-depth Systemics approach; 6.1 The concept of start again; 6.2 Short outline of In-depth Systemics; 6.3 The initial model and autonomy; 6.4 Recovery from addiction; 6.5 Current model of In-depth Systemics; 7 Evaluation; 7.1 The start again evaluation study, 1995-98; 8 Catamnestic findings; 8.1 Principles of recovery; 8.2 Excerpts from the case studies; 9 Conclusion; Bibliography
Summary In this extended essay, experts address both the recovery and the long-term goal of healing from addiction, arguing that a full cure from drug addiction or habitual addiction can be achieved. Combining both the principles of systemic therapy and experience gained through years of counseling, they have developed a unique model called "in-depth systemic" therapy, which extends the classic model by introducing and expanding on the mental dimension. The central point of this work is the thesis that addicts themselves have to reorganize and restructure their own habitual ways of perception and cogn
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-93)
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Subject Mental health counseling -- Methodology.
Substance abuse -- Treatment.
Form Electronic book
Author Berridge, Kent C.
Scholz, Gerhard.
Struder, Urban M
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