In the Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory and Psychotherapy: Bridging Psychotherapeutic and Cultural Traditions, the editors bring together a wide variety of therapeutic approaches in order to demonstrate how Dialogical Self Theory functions as a bridging framework crossing boundaries between countries and cultures.

The basic message is to facilitate a theory-informed dialogue between different perspectives: cognitive therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, gestalt therapy, emotion-focused therapy, Eastern, Indian-American and transpersonal approaches. The chapters present the theoretical notions, qualitative methods, and practical implications of the presented projects with attention to their common dialogical foundation.

With its bridging approach and interdisciplinary aims, the Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory and Psychotherapy will be essential reading for psychotherapists and counsellors in practice and training and for those who are interested in the common factors underlying a wide variety of psychotherapeutic schools and traditions.

part I|2 pages

Theoretical extensions

chapter 4|18 pages

Emotion-focused therapy

Embodied dialogue between parts of the self

chapter 5|17 pages

Assimilation of problematic voices and the historicity of signs

How culture enters psychotherapy

chapter 6|13 pages

I-positions and the unconscious

chapter 7|17 pages

Disturbances in the dialogical self in psychosis

Contributions from the study of metacognitive disturbances

part II|2 pages

Methodological innovations

chapter 8|15 pages

The dialogical self in grief therapy

Reconstructing identity in the wake of loss

chapter 9|15 pages

Innovation and ambivalence

A narrative-dialogical perspective on therapeutic change

chapter 10|18 pages

Metacognitive interpersonal therapy as a dialogical practice

Experiential work in session with personality disorders

part III|2 pages

Bridging cultures

chapter 13|17 pages


Working with dialogical self in psychotherapy

chapter 16|16 pages

Mindfulness-based interventions de-reify self

DST clarifies a new therapeutic voice

chapter 17|8 pages


Looking back and forward