Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice

Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice

by Eda Goldstein
     
 

Object Relations and Self Psychology are two leading schools of psychological thought discussed in social work classrooms and applied by practitioners to a variety of social work populations. Yet both groups have lacked a basic manual for teaching and reference — until now. For them, Dr. Eda G. Goldstein's book fills a void on two fronts: Part I

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Object Relations and Self Psychology are two leading schools of psychological thought discussed in social work classrooms and applied by practitioners to a variety of social work populations. Yet both groups have lacked a basic manual for teaching and reference — until now. For them, Dr. Eda G. Goldstein's book fills a void on two fronts: Part I provides a readable, systematic, and comprehensive review of object relations and self psychology, while Part II gives readers a friendly, step-by-step description and illustration of basic treatment techniques. For educators, this textbook offers a learned and accessible discussion of the major concepts and terminology, treatment principles, and the relationship of object relations and self psychology to classic Freudian theory. Practitioners find within these pages treatment guidelines for such varied problems as illness and disability, the loss of a significant other, and such special problems as substance abuse, child maltreatment, and couple and family disruptions. In a single volume, Dr. Goldstein has met the complex challenges of education and clinical practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684840093
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
735,114
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. IHistorical, Theoretical, and Clinical Perspectives
1Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology: Their Scope and Significance3
2The Evolution of Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology15
3Object Relations Theory: Major Concepts53
4Self Psychology: Major Concepts79
5Treatment Principles96
Pt. IISocial Work Treatment: Principles and Applications
6Assessment and Treatment Planning125
7The Beginning Phase155
8Middle Phase Issues186
9Treatment of Clients Undergoing Stressful Life Events216
10The Treatment of Clients with Special Problems241
11Couple and Family Treatment267
References287
Index297

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