Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practiceby Richard F. Summers, Jacques P. Barber
Pub. Date: 11/12/2009
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 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. Extensive case material illustrates each stage of therapy, from engagement to termination. Special topics include ways to integrate individual treatment with psychopharmacology and with couple or family work.
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Table of Contents
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
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
15. Goals and Termination
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