University Press of America
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978-0-7618-2796-2 • Paperback • March 2004 • $59.99 • (£46.00)
Gerald Alper, M.S. is a practicing psychotherapist since 1979 and fellow of the American Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Everyday Examples: The Untouchable; Fighting the Enemy; Defensive Benefits from Demonizing the Enemy; And Baby Makes Three; God and Power; The Unreturned Telephone Call; The Letter; The Creation of Nothing; The Dynamics; Benefits of Creating Nothing
Chapter 3 Therapy Trips: The Differences of Power; The Patient; The Therapist; "I Never Thought of You as a Man Before"; Turning the Tables; Abandoning the Therapist; Depriving the Therapist; "I'm From Missouri- Show Me"; "I Want a New Contract"; Not Relating
Chapter 4 Strategies and Dynamics of Power Trips: Characteristics of Power Trips; Painting Someone Into a Corner; Hierarchical Relating; Example 1; Example 2; Example 3: The One Hundred Greatest Minds of the Century; At Home With the Sopranos; Dynamics of Int
Chapter 5 The World We Live In: Trial By Jury; The Ultimate Power Trip; Postmodern Politics; The Fate of the Politics of Power and the New Millennium; September 11: Though the Lens of a Psychotherapist
Chapter 6 Conclusion
Chapter 7 References
Gerald Alper never writes a dull book. A novelist and short story writer turned psychotherapist, he has one of the more creative analytic minds of his generation.
— Jerome David Levin, Ph.D., Faculty Supervisor, Post Graduate Center for Mental Health
Alper's books represent a crowning contribution to the psychology of creativity in psychotherapy.
— Erwin Randolph Parson, Ph.D.; Former Editor Of The Journal Of Contemporary Psychotherapy