Possibillities of Metaphor in Tale Therapeutic Work with Adults

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Abstract

Based on a rich experience of conducting of trainings, author points on great potentials of metaphors for increasing the level of self-consciousness of adults, who has different psychological problems, including disabled adults in the special tale-therapy training. The concept of metaphor was disclosed at the level of human civilization (European civilization for example), at the level of specific ethnicity and at the level of different professional skills. Author showed its role for humanitarian fields of knowledge (psychology as example), but also for exact sciences (example – mathematics). Since each personality appears to has a unique, peculiar only to him semantic space. Many elements of this are metaphoric. We can select a set of individual metaphors, which human can use. On the basis of this provision was created original author psychotechnology “Methaphor of my life”. This technique repeatedly used in a work with adult clients. A detailed description is presented.

General Information

Keywords: self-consciousness, metaphors in psychology and math, individual metaphors, psychological work technologies with metaphors

Journal rubric: Applied Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Vachkov I. Possibillities of Metaphor in Tale Therapeutic Work with Adults [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 75–88. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Igor Vachkov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-7427, e-mail: vachkoviv@mgppu.ru