Pre-therapy : Reaching Contact Impaired Clients, Paperback


Developed by Garry Prouty and his associates over a period of 30 years, Pre-Therapy is a method for anyone wanting to work with people whose ability to establish and maintain psychological contact is imparied temporarily or permanently, by illness or injury, whether organic or psychological in origin.

This book presents the most complete and up-to-date formulation of Pre-Therapy philosophy, theory and practice.

Applications of the method with the most difficult client groups - those described with severe psychosis and others with profound learning disabilites - are illustrated by all three authors, with detailed accounts from Dion Van Werde and Marlis Portner.

Pre-Therapy has changed the practice of psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, counsellors and carers in mainland Europe; now this book introduces its revolutionary ideas to English-speaking readers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 191 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: PCCS Books
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  • Category: Psychotherapy
  • ISBN: 9781898059349



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