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Autobiography of a Theory: developing the theory of living by Yvonne M Agazarian, Susan Gantt

By Yvonne M Agazarian, Susan Gantt

(Jessica Kingsley) pals sanatorium, Philadelphia, PA. Account of the author's specialist lifestyles documenting significant advancements in crew research and exhibiting how a thought is formulated from highbrow and private contexts and the way a theory-based perform is generated. Softcover.

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We set up role plays between the patients, so that they could practice presenting their issues to their social workers with more effectiveness. The patients themselves role played their social workers with great skill and gave each other excellent practice in trying to survive and even effectively use the system. Thus some patients were able to move into better housing; others to get an increased allowance for food. As they reported their successes, other patients were motivated to try, and still others to bring in issues that they would like to practice.

Both Cass and I started to feel hounded by the telephone and thoroughly dominated and manipulated. Sarah successfully got appointments that we had previously refused and also succeeded in being seen on Saturdays and Sundays. She became more insistently demanding of a quick cure, threatened suicide frequently, with much more aggression and less depression, finally accepted medication reluctantly and then rejected it because it made her feel drowsy. She was also becoming impatient with the restrictions that some of her symptoms placed on her particularly with the discomfort of her nights.

These reactions can go one of two ways: towards reality testing and collecting reality information or a flight THE FIRST TRY AT THEORY 61 Unit 8 starts with Ella talking: here she is complaining (the accusative aggression of the passive-aggressive) telling a long story about telephoning her father. Someone coughs, Steve makes a half-joking interpretation (130) ‘Hey, your father went into therapy’, gets discounted (‘My father’s never been in therapy in his life’), tries again to interrupt (132) but Ella pre-empts him and continues with her story, shifting back into complaining until Steve again interrupts (134).

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