Title

David Grove's Metaphor Therapy

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

29 p.

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.

Source Publication

Imagination, Cognition and Personality

Source ISSN

0276-2366

Original Item ID

doi: 10.2190/IC.30.3.d

Abstract

Within the ever-expanding list of approaches to psychotherapy, there is a tendency to overlook deep imagery approaches. The current article reports on one such metaphor-based therapy developed by David Grove (Grove & Panzer, 1989). The approach is analyzed within the context of mainstream contemporary psychotherapy in general, the state of empirical understanding of common processes to psychotherapy, and in relation to other deep imagery-based approaches to therapy. Next, a step-by-step description of the techniques used within metaphor therapy are presented, along with a case example demonstrating the use of these techniques on a case involving pain symptoms. Finally, it is argued that deep imagery approaches in general, and Grove's approach in particular, may provide a means for greater theoretical integration within integrative healthcare.

Comments

Imagination, Cognition and Personality, Volume 30, No. 3, pp 259 - 287 (2011). DOI: 10.2190/IC.30.3.d

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