Concise Guide to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Principles and Techniques of Brief, Intermittent, and Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapyby Robert J. Ursano, Stephen M. Sonnenberg, Susan G. Lazar
Developing skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy and its techniques is a lifetime endeavor. The third edition of this volume from American Psychiatric Publishing's enduringly popular Concise Guides series serves as an excellent starting point for mastering these vital skills -- skills that can be applied to many other psychiatric treatment modalities, including
- LendMe LendMe™ Learn More
Developing skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy and its techniques is a lifetime endeavor. The third edition of this volume from American Psychiatric Publishing's enduringly popular Concise Guides series serves as an excellent starting point for mastering these vital skills -- skills that can be applied to many other psychiatric treatment modalities, including other psychotherapies, medication management, consultation-liaison psychiatry, outpatient and emergency room assessment and evaluation, and inpatient treatment.
In a compact guide -- complete with glossary, indexes, tables, charts, and relevant references -- designed to fit into a lab coat pocket, the authors Provide the clinician with an updated introduction to the concepts and techniques of psychodynamic psychotherapy, describing their usefulness in other treatments. For example, psychodynamic listening and psychodynamic evaluation are best learned in the context of psychodynamic psychotherapy training but are applicable in many other psychiatric diagnostic and treatment methods.
Convey the excitement and usefulness -- as well as the difficulties -- of psychodynamic psychotherapy and its techniques, including case examples.
Show the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy in general, and of psychodynamic psychotherapy in particular -- issues of special importance in the evidence-based practice of medicine and mental health care.
Explain the advantages -- and limitations -- of each form of psychodynamic psychotherapy: brief, long-term, and intermittent. For example, psychotherapists must be able to recognize patterns of interpersonal interaction without engaging in the "drama." Thus, they must learn to recognize and understand their own reactions as early indicators of events transpiring in the treatment and as potential roadblocks to a successful treatment.
Complementing more detailed, lengthier psychiatry texts, this volume's 15 densely informative chapters cover everything from basic principles to patient evaluation, resistance and defense, transference and countertransference, dreams, beginning and termination of treatment, management of practical problems, brief and supportive psychotherapy, and psychotherapy of borderline personality disorder and other severe character pathologies.
Mental health care professionals everywhere will turn to this practical guide again and again as an invaluable resource in creating and implementing effective treatment plans for their patients.
Description: This book is part of the Concise Guides series and focuses on the principles and ideas of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Purpose: This is an updated introduction to the concepts and techniques of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Audience: The book is intended to educate the beginning therapist.
Features: It briefly reviews a wide variety of psychodynamic topics including patient evaluation, resistance, defenses, transference, countertransference, dreams, and termination issues. It also examines brief, intermittent, and long-term psychotherapy. It is pocket-sized for easy carrying.
Assessment: This book is limited in its usefulness. It provides too much detail to be particularly useful to medical students unless they have a specific interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Though it is well written and has informative clinical examples, it is too brief for residents or clinicians starting psychotherapy training. It may be helpful initially, but I believe most would find that they will quickly need more information and discussion of difficult topics. The references provide titles for further reading but I feel it would be better to purchase a more thorough text to start.
- American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
- Publication date:
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 3 MB
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
What People are Saying About This
(Robert Michels, M.D., Walt McDermott University Professor of Medicine, University Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York)
(William H Sledge, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut)
Meet the Author
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 Adjunct 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 a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, based in Austin, Texas.
Susan G. Lazar, M.D., is an Adjunct 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 a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute in Washington, D.C.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews