Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text / Edition 2

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Overview

At the time Dr. Glen O. Gabbard's first edition of Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy came out in 2004, the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee (RRC) mandated that all psychiatric residents must become competent in five different psychotherapies, including psychodynamic psychotherapy. Just a few years later, the RRC reduced the number of mandated psychotherapies from five to three, with psychodynamic psychotherapy being one of the triad needed in training. Also during that time, much rigorous research appeared in the pages of major psychiatric and psychological journals further confirming the efficacy and value of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, Second Edition, is focused on the key concepts, assessment, indications, formulations, therapist interventions, goals of therapy, and the mechanisms of therapeutic action all mental health professionals need in their daily clinical experience. In this manual, Dr. Gabbard expands on the application of basic theory and techniques in actual clinical practice. Therapeutic topics are brought to life on a companion DVD that gives students and residents a visual reference to the text through video vignettes of a senior clinician at work.

As useful to educators as it is to students, Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy serves as a guide to understanding the thinking behind the therapist's actions in a wide variety of situations. This "fly on the wall" glimpse into therapeutic mechanisms helps future psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, nurses and others put psychodynamic psychotherapy into the proper context for long-term, successful treatment. This manual delves into the goals of therapy and the mechanisms for therapeutic action, including: • Assessment• Indications and formulation• Therapist intervention• Using fantasies and dreams in therapeutic action• Identifying and working with countertransference• Optimal use of supervision

In addition to the DVD that serves as a guide to understanding the thinking behind the therapist's choices, this book also features a greatly expanded discussion of the evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy and a more extensive discussion on gender in transference. It also updates the neurobiological correlation between dreaming and its implications in psychotherapy and elaborates on the contribution of resistance to contemporary thinking.

Equally important, Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy provides its readers with a clear road map to greater understanding through practical, hands-on application such as case writeups, oral presentations at case conferences, written examinations, oral examinations, videotaped recordings and direct observations, audiotape recordings, and supervision to help build competent skills and broad knowledge.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This book on long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy is part of the Core Competencies in Psychotherapy series. This second edition includes a DVD that demonstrates clinical vignettes of problems discussed in the book.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate clinicians about long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Audience: The book is written for any clinicians seeking to learn more about long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy — residents, social workers, psychologists, etc.
Features: It explores long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy with a brief overview of theoretical principles and practical applications. As pointed out in the introduction, the complexities of psychodynamic psychotherapy cannot be covered in a short book, but this one does an admirable job of hitting all of the key points, ranging from getting started in therapy to dynamic formulations to working with resistance. An instructional DVD shows actors and the author playing out the clinical vignettes to demonstrate discussion of problem areas derived from the book. Of note, this second edition has updated research material about the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Assessment: This is an excellent beginning instructional book on long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. The chapters on working with resistance and dealing with countertransference are especially well done. The DVD is useful but not essential. I teach a second-year class of residents about psychodynamic psychotherapy and I will add this book to the class curriculum. I would highly recommend this book to any beginning psychotherapist.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585623853
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/11/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 228,878
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., occupies the Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychotherapy Education, and Director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served as Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2001—2007.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Key concepts. Assessment, indications, and formulation. The nuts and bolts of psychotherapy: getting started. Therapeutic interventions: what does the therapist say and do? Goals and therapeutic action. Working with resistance. Use of dreams and fantasies in dynamic psychotherapy. Identifying and working with countertransference. Working through and termination. Use of supervision. Evaluating core competencies in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Index.

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