Metaphors in Psychotherapy

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Kevin William Grant examines the cognitive processes that produce metaphors in psychotherapy. The "I-Ching Task" is the measure of metaphor production applied in this research inquiry. Two cognitive processes are hypothesized to be necessary for the production of a metaphor. The first hypothesized cognitive process is sensory-imaginal processing, where attention is concentrated into one's internal experiencing and sensory awareness to form sensory impressions or sensory images. The second type of processing is called integration-synthesis processing, and this is hypothesized to work in parallel with sensory-imaginal processing. Integration-synthesis processing functions to combine conflicting or contradictory elements into an integrated whole. Metaphor is the meeting point of these processes, and all of them are important in the production of metaphor in psychotherapy. Revised and updated from the first edition published in 1991.
 

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Table of Contents
ix
Preface
xv
Cognitive Theories of Metaphor
34
Research Questions
53
Procedure
66
Discussion
75
Supplementary Tables and Figures
89
Supplementary Tables and Figures For Analysis
93
Instructions
101
Referential Activity Coding Manual Version R
111
Referential Activity Coding Companion
149
IChing Coding Manual
165
IChing Method Manual
219
References
229
Workplace Mental Health Series
250
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