Psychotherapy of Everyday Life

Training in Partnership and Self-Help

  • Nossrat Peseschkian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Tips for the Reader

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      Pages 1-14
  3. Differentiation Analytical Theory (Positive Psychotheraphy)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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      Pages 17-21
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      Pages 22-26
  4. Actual Capabilities (Primary and Secondary Capabilities)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
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      Pages 48-67
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      Pages 68-98
  5. Misunderstandings in Child-Raising Partnership and Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
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      Pages 101-197
  6. Education — Self-Help — Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-247

About this book


In this book East and West are united in a total vision which gives the reader an expansive view of inner lives and behaviors, some of which are healthy and some not. The author presents an analysis of contemporary social relationships and the attitudes associated with them. But he does far more than this. He also vividly describes the "primary" and "secondary" capabili­ ties of the psyche, capabilities that are valid for all times and all situations. Peseschkian draws on his experiences in the Middle Eastern homeland of his youth and also on the insights he has gained through his psychotherapeutic practice. He does not stop with special examples, but draws conclusions that are valid for people everywhere. He then molds these conclusions into an illustrative system. Uniquely interesting are the passages where the author describes errors in the development of a child and erroneous attitudes on the part of the educator, such as when he characterizes the punitive behavior of parents: "Right from the start a child must learn to obeYi" "There must be punishmenti" and "You have to break the child's wilL" Or when he shows how tensions between the parents are transferred to their children: "You're just like your father. He doesn't know what punctuality is either. " The author attempts to integrate his faith in psychotherapy with his vision of the world and also tries to understand the world's religions as an expression of their times.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Nossrat Peseschkian
    • 1
  1. 1.WiesbadenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-15767-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61621-1
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