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The Little Psychotherapy Book

Author : Allan Frankland
ISBN : 0199741557
Genre : Psychology
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Aimed at beginning therapists and those new to object relations, this concise work introduces the reader to the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy from an object relations (O-R) perspective in a dynamic and easy-to-follow way. One of the four main schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy, O-R is regarded as particularly challenging, both conceptually and practically. The book presents object relations in a clear and concise manner that makes it especially applicable for regular use in the clinical setting. Moreover, the author writes in a narrative style similar to actual psychotherapy supervision; dialogues between a therapist and a fictitious patient appear throughout the book to illustrate common clinical situations. Designed to complement actual training in psychotherapy, the book suggests ways in which the therapist can incorporate object relations tools with other forms of therapy, regardless of the clinical setting. Ideal for students, trainees, and clinicians in psychiatry, psychology, social work, family medicine, and psychiatric nursing, The Little Psychotherapy Book will prove invaluable for any reader seeking a helpful and succinct introduction to object relations in psychotherapy.

Fairbairn And The Object Relations Tradition

Author : Graham S. Clarke
ISBN : 9780429913532
Genre : Psychology
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Ronald Fairbairn developed a thoroughgoing object relations theory that became a foundation for modern clinical thought. This volume is homage to the enduring power of his thinking, and of his importance now and for the future of relational thinking within the social and human sciences. The book gathers an international group of therapists, analysts, psychiatrists, social commentators, and historians, who contend that Fairbairn's work extends powerfully beyond the therapeutic. They suggest that social, cultural, and historical dimensions can all be illuminated by his work.Object relations as a strand within psychoanalysis began with Freud and passed through Ferenczi and Rank, Balint, Suttie, and Klein, to come of age in Fairbairn's papers of the early 1940s. That there is still life in this line of thinking is illustrated by the essays in this collection and by the modern relational turn in psychoanalytic theory, the development of attachment theory, and the increasing recognition that there is 'no such thing as an ego' without context, without relationships, without a social milieu. One of the most fascinating aspects of the papers collected here is that many of them point towards further development of the object relations approach by detailed examination of some of Fairbairn's papers that have so far been less recognised. The writers in this volume evince the hope that the further development of the object relations paradigm will not only benefit clinical work, but will also extend beyond the psychoanalytic clinical realm to psychosocial and cultural issues.

Mental Health And Mental Disorders An Encyclopedia Of Conditions Treatments And Well Being 3 Volumes

Author : Len Sperry
ISBN : 9781440803833
Genre : Psychology
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Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies

A Z Of Psychodynamic Practice

Author : Jeffrey Longhofer
ISBN : 9781137033871
Genre : Psychology
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If you are searching for a clear exploration of the key concepts in psychodynamic thinking and practice, then this is the book for you. In this book Jeffrey Longhofer unravels the complex field of psychodynamic practice and lays it out in an accessible A-Z format that enables any practitioner to implement psychodynamic practice into their work with people. Each entry introduces the reader to the fundamental aspects of psychodynamic practice: the theoretical underpinnings, key thinkers, debates and research. With 'Points for reflection and practice' and 'Key texts' throughout it provides clear guidance for day-to-day practice and further study. Whether you work in social work, psychology, counselling or related fields, this book will equip you with a broad knowledge of psychodynamic practice and its contribution to understanding human development.

Evidence Based Practices For Christian Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author : Everett L. Worthington Jr.
ISBN : 9780830864782
Genre : Religion
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Are Christian treatments as effective as secular treatments? What is the evidence to support its success? Christians engaged in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy and counseling are living in a unique moment. Over the last couple decades, these fields have grown more and more open to religious belief and religion-accommodative therapies. At the same time, Christian counselors and psychotherapists encounter pressure (for example, from insurance companies) to demonstrate that their accommodative therapies are as beneficial as secular therapies. This raises the need for evidence to support Christian practices and treatments. The essays gathered in this volume explore evidence-based Christian treatments, practices, factors and principles. The authors mine the relevant research and literature to update practicing psychotherapists, clinical researchers, students, teachers and educated laypersons about the efficacy of certain Christian-accommodative therapies. Topics covered in the book include: devotional meditation cognitive-behavior therapy psychodynamic and process-experiential therapies couples, marriage and family therapy group intervention The book concludes with a review of the evidence for the various treatments discussed in the chapters, a guide for conducting clinical trials that is essential reading for current or aspiring researchers, and reflections by the editors about the future of evidence-based Christian practices. As the editors say, "more research is necessary." To that end, this volume is a major contribution to a field of inquiry that, while still in its infancy, promises to have enormous implications for future work in Christian counseling and psychotherapy.

Close Encounters

Author : Robert Winer
ISBN : 0876681658
Genre : Medical
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This book takes its examples from psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and couple and family treatment. Experienced therapists Winer's humanizing text helpful in putting their own work and their own ambitions in perspective. It offers a framework for living with the complexity of the therapeutic endeavor without falling prey to the practitioner's two great occupational hazards–grandiosity and despair. All therapists will find Close Encounters liberating as it helps them to feel more self-accepting in the face of their difficult task of learning to make use of themselves as agents of change.

The Child Patient And The Therapeutic Process

Author : Diana Siskind
ISBN : 0876684940
Genre : Medical
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This book examines the treatment of young children from the perspective of the therapist's clinical decisions. How does the therapist know what to do at any given moment in a session? What processes of synthesis and integration allow the therapist to choose interventions that transform the relationship between adult and child into a treatment relationship? How does the child therapist balance working with the child and working with the child's parents? This book is the narrative of a case as presented in supervision. Every week the therapist recounts her sessions with her young patient, a girl of six named Cleo, who is suffering from intense fear. The fear is invasive and unrelenting and the little girl is engaged in a desperate struggle to master it, but she fails over and over again. She cannot repress her terrifying fantasies. As Cleo plays during her sessions, we are witness to the derivatives of the fearsome fantasies and to her depleting and often futile struggle to find some measure of comfort. What is the therapist's role in this situation? How does the therapist enter this chaotic and emotionally draining zone and begin the work of treatment? The reader joins the supervisory sessions and follows the unfolding story of the treatment process. Each session is discussed in detail as therapist and supervisor work together to make the elusive and fragmented nature of the sessions technically usable. Much thought is given to trying to understand the possible origin and nature of the developmental forces that caused Cleo's emotional distress. The recurring themes of her sessions are extracted from the often confusing material and discussed with the goal of arriving at treatment principles - principles that could help Cleo deflect the force of her frightening fantasies. The supervisory process guides the treatment process by providing an affective and organizing anchoring. Everything is examined. What toys and why? Food in sessions? Frequency of sessions? Can the child's drawings be taken home? Presents? Confidentiality with children? Work with parents? Vacations? All that is particular to Cleo and all that can be generalized has the common foundation of classical psychoanalytic theory, enriched and expanded by developmental and object relations theory. Throughout these chapters, the theoretical framework remains the fundamental gauge and guide - the compass of the treatment. The therapist's growing ability to harness the richness and organization it provides is shared with the reader.

A Curious Calling

Author : Michael B. Sussman
ISBN : 0765705524
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents a comprehensive survey of motivations to practice psychotherapy through the extensive review of the available literature and discussion of the result of a qualitative study of therapists conducted by the author."--BOOK JACKET.

The Theory And Practice Of Vocal Psychotherapy

Author : Diane Austin
ISBN : 9781846429415
Genre : Psychology
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The voice is the most powerful and widely used instrument in music therapy. This book demonstrates the enormous possibilities for personal change and growth using a new, voice-based model of psychotherapy where the sounds of the voice are expressed, listened to and interpreted in order to access unconscious aspects of the self and retrieve memories, images and feelings from the past. Combining theory with practice, the book explains the foundations of vocal psychotherapy and goes on to explore its usage in clinical practice and the various techniques involved. The book integrates important concepts from depth psychology such as regression, reenactment and working with transference and counter-transference with the practice of vocal music therapy. Drawing on over twenty years of research, the author uses case studies to illustrate specific vocal interventions, including improvisation techniques such as vocal holding, free associative singing and psychodramatic singing. Vocal Psychotherapy highlights the value of voice work as an integral part of the psychotherapeutic process and provides a model of advanced clinical work that will be essential reading for music and creative arts therapists.

Transactional Analysis In Contemporary Psychotherapy

Author : Richard G. Erskine
ISBN : 9781782202639
Genre : Psychology
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After fifty years of development and refinement in Transactional Analysis (TA), the theory of methods and the actual methods have changed considerably from those originally published by Eric Berne. Many concepts and methods have emerged and been subject to clinical experimentation, some have been refined and expanded and some are no longer used. This book includes contributions from several authors, each of whom presents his or her unique focus on how TA is used in their psychotherapy practice. This book will address the therapeutic effectiveness of various methods in TA and will cover a variety of topics such as unconscious experience, transference-countertransference, the therapist’s transparency, transgenerational scripts, trauma and regression, psychological games, the self-destructive client, an integrative approach to the psychotherapy of obsession, gender psychopolitics, and psychotherapy from a social-cognitive perspective. It is written for both psychotherapists and counsellors who want to learn and refine their knowledge of contemporary TA methods that are most effective with today’s clients. With contributions from William F. Cornell, Elana Leigh, Ray Little, Gloria Noriega Gayol, Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe, Karen Minikin, John R. McNeel, Charlotte Sills, Jo Stuthridge, Moniek Thunnissen, Maria Teresa Tosi, Keith Tudor, and Tony White. Foreword by James R. Allen.

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