Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

by Richard F. Summers, Jacques P. Barber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1462509703

ISBN-13: 9781462509706

Pub. Date: 11/22/2012

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Presenting a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to conducting psychodynamic therapy, this engaging guide is firmly grounded in contemporary clinical practice and research. The book reflects an openness to new influences on dynamic technique, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology. It offers a fresh understanding of the most common problems for

Overview

Presenting a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to conducting psychodynamic therapy, this engaging guide is firmly grounded in contemporary clinical practice and research. The book reflects an openness to new influences on dynamic technique, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology. It offers a fresh understanding of the most common problems for which patients seek help—depression, obsessionality, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, panic, and trauma—and shows how to organize and deliver effective psychodynamic interventions. Special topics include ways to integrate individual treatment with psychopharmacology and with couple or family work.

See also Practicing Psychodynamic Therapy: A Casebook, edited by Summers and Barber, which features 12 in-depth cases that explicitly illustrate the approach in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462509706
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/22/2012
Pages:
355
Sales rank:
771,265
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Context
1. Why Dynamic Psychotherapy?
2. Pragmatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Conceptual Model and Techniques
3. The Other Psychotherapies
II. Opening Phase
4. The Therapeutic Alliance: Goal, Task, and Bond
5. Core Psychodynamic Problems, Part I
6. Core Psychodynamic Problems, Part II
7. Psychodynamic Formulation
8. Defining a Focus and Setting Goals
III. Middle Phase
9. The Narrative: Building a Personal Story
10. Change
11. Moments in Psychotherapy
12. Therapist Strengths, or Managing Your Countertransference
IV. Combining Treatments
13. Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy
14. The Patient Is Part of a Family, with Ellen Berman
V. Ending
15. Goals and Termination

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