Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice

Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice

by Eda Goldstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 068484009X

ISBN-13: 9780684840093

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Free Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684840093
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
333,722
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Part IHistorical, Theoretical, and Clinical Perspectives
1Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology: Their Scope and Significance3
The Assimilation of Psychoanalytic Theory into Social Work
The Expansion of Psychodynamic Theory
Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology Defined
Significance for Social Work Practice
Impetus for the Book
The Focus and Plan of the Book
2The Evolution of Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology15
Classical Freudian Theory
Ego Psychology
American Object Relations Theory
The British School of Object Relations Theory
Self Psychology
Extensions and New Directions
Further Considerations
Summary
3Object Relations Theory: Major Concepts53
Basic Terminology
Structure, Development, and Psychopathology
Summary
4Self Psychology: Major Concepts79
Basic Terminology
Perspectives on Psychopathology
Emerging Research and Theory
Summary
5Treatment Principles96
Object Relations Treatment
Self Psychological Treatment
Summary
Part IISocial Work Treatment: Principles and Applications
6Assessment and Treatment Planning125
The Nature of Assessment
Planning Treatment
Case Examples
Summary
7The Beginning Phase155
Establishing a Therapeutic Holding Environment
Overcoming Obstacles to Forming a Positive Relationship
Selective Techniques
Summary
8Middle Phase Issues186
Repairing Disruptions of the Selfobject Transference
Case Examples
Addressing Projective Identification and Enactments
Case Examples
Understanding Similarities and Differences Between Client and Worker
Recognizing Other Forms of Object Relating
Summary
9Treatment of Clients Undergoing Stressful Life Events216
Death of Significant Others
Illness and Disability
Midlife Issues
Treatment Emphases
Countertransference Issues
Case Examples
Summary
10The Treatment of Clients with Special Problems241
Substance Abuse
Child Maltreatment
Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Countertransference Issues
Case Examples
Summary
11Couple and Family Treatment267
Object Relations Perspectives
Self Psychological Perspectives
Treatment Principles
Countertransference Issues
Case Examples
Summary
References287
Index297

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