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    Imaginative Play in Child Psychotherapy: the Relevance of Merleau-Ponty's Thought.Bertha Mook - 1998 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 29 (2):231-248.
    In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the use of imaginative play in child psychotherapy, yet the theoretical conceptualization of the meaning of play is lacking behind its application in practice. In search of a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of imaginative play, the author turns to Merleau-Ponty's ontology and to his phenomenology of structure, of the lived body, of perception, and of expression. In light of his work, play is an embodied mode of being in the (...)
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    Phenomenology, System Theory and Family Therapy.Bertha Mook - 1985 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 16 (1):1-12.
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    J. H. Van den Berg Revisited.Bertha Mook - 2008 - Janus Head 10 (2):461-475.
    In his original metabletic research on the nature of neurosis. Van den Berg revealed how, towards the 19th century, the increasingly complex and dividing nature of Western society led to the emergence of neurosis as a form of divided existence. By the mid 20th century, the manifestations of neurosis itself changed from a crystalized disorder to vague neurotic disturbances which Van den Berg related to the societal disorder, incoherence and instability which followed the second world war. He identified a series (...)
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    Ethical considerations in psychotherapeutic systems.Jurrit Bergsma & Bertha Mook - 1998 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (4):371-381.
    In the process of individual psychotherapy, the client and the therapist work together towards clarifying the client's problems, unlocking vicious circles, opening new perspectives and creating a new narrative congruent with the client's experiencing. The real and undeniable situation in individual psychotherapy across different therapeutic systems is that therapists enter the therapeutic encounter equipped with their own vision of humanity and their own particular theory and methods of psychotherapy. Through the differences in power between therapists and clients and the powerful (...)
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