The Problem of Pathological Selfcriticism: An Overview. Private Self-degradation Ceremonies. Other Selfcritical Patterns. Assessing Selfcritical Patterns and the Factors Maintaining Them. Helping Clients to Abandon Pathological Selfcritical Practices. The Job of the Critic. Promoting Constructive Modes of Selfcriticism. Addressing Resistances and Other Obstacles. The Therapeutic Relationship in the Treatment of Pathological Selfcriticism. Encouraging Commitment. Index.
Raymond M. Bergner offers the first comprehensive reference to address the highly prevalent and debilitating forms of self-criticism. This resource features an extensive array of strategies for assessing these patterns as well as the factors maintaining them. In addition, the volume is complete with therapeutic intervention strategies to help patients abandon pathological self-critical practices. The author desribes a therapeutic relationship that greatly enchances the efficacy of the interventions mentioned throughout the book.
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