Concise Guide to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Principles and Techniques in the Era of Managed Care / Edition 2by Robert J. Ursano, Stephen M. Sonnenberg, Susan G. Lazar
Pub. Date: 01/28/1998
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Written in clear, precise language by seasoned and respected experts in the field, the Concise Guide to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Principles and Techniques in the Era of Managed Care, Second Edition, provides concise, thoroughly updated coverage of all the major principles and important issues in psychodynamic psychotherapy, including concepts and techniques, initiation and termination of treatment, and patient evaluation and education. Four key chapters review resistance and defense, transference, countertransference, and dreams, furnishing a wealth of practical suggestions for the beginning therapist. A special chapter covers a host of practice issues not commonly addressed in the standard training curricula, including the office setting, suicidal and dangerous patients, and what to do when the therapist makes errors. This convenient reference source contains numerous tables and charts that highlight important points and relevant clinical material. This multipurpose guide also reviews data from efficacy and cost-effectiveness studies and emphasizes that psychodynamic psychotherapy remains an essential, effective part of mental health care even in the managed care world.
Developing expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy is a lifelong endeavor. In that endeavor, this concise guide will become an invaluable reference to experienced and novice mental health professionals alike as they enhance their skill through these proven, effective techniques.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Robert J. Ursano, M.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also on the teaching faculty of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute in Washington, D.C.
Stephen M. Sonnenberg, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, based in Austin, Texas.
Susan G. Lazar, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland, and at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. She is also Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
Preface. Why psychotherapy? Basic principles. Patient evaluation, I: assessment, diagnosis, and the prescription of psychotherapy. Patient evaluation, II: psychodynamic listening. Patient evaluation, III: psychodynamic evaluation. Beginning treatment. Resistance and defense. Transference. Countertransference. Dreams. Termination. Practical issues and problems and their management. Brief psychotherapy. Psychotherapy of borderline personality disorder and other severe character pathology. Supportive psychotherapy. Appendix: a brief history of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Glossary. Author index. Index.
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