Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers people a chance to create new ways of thinking and behaving in order to improve the quality of their lives.
This book offers a practical, step-by-step guide to the technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy, with instruction on listening, reflecting, and intervening. It will systematically take the reader from evaluation to termination using straightforward language and carefully annotated examples. Written by experienced educators and based on a tried and tested syllabus, this book provides clinically relevant and accessible aspects of theories of treatment processes. The workbook style exercises in this book allow readers to practice what they learn in each section and more ?actively? learn as they read the book.
This book will teach you:
- About psychodynamic psychotherapy and some of the ways it is hypothesized to work
- How to evaluate patients for psychodynamic psychotherapy, including assessment of ego function and defenses
- The essentials for beginning the treatment, including fostering the therapeutic alliance, setting the frame, and setting goals
- A systematic way for listening to patients, reflecting on what youve heard, and making choices about how and what to say
- How to apply the Listen/Reflect/Intervene method to the essential elements of psychodynamic technique
- How these techniques are used to address problems with self esteem, relationships with others, characteristic ways of adapting, and other ego functions