The Heart of Psychotherapy: The Most Honest, Revealing, Fascinating Account of What Goes on in Therapy

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Candid, compassionate, and groundbreaking. The Heart of Pscyhotherapy opened the door to the therapeutic office more than a decade ago, offering a generation of readers an unparalleled evaluation of what does-and what should-go on in therapy. This edition, published with a new expanded foreward written by the author, reaffirms Dr. George Weinberg's understanding of therapy as an intimate relationship between two people-the patient who has reached out for help and the therapist who wants to give it-and discusses ...

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Overview

Candid, compassionate, and groundbreaking. The Heart of Pscyhotherapy opened the door to the therapeutic office more than a decade ago, offering a generation of readers an unparalleled evaluation of what does-and what should-go on in therapy. This edition, published with a new expanded foreward written by the author, reaffirms Dr. George Weinberg's understanding of therapy as an intimate relationship between two people-the patient who has reached out for help and the therapist who wants to give it-and discusses particular issues that have emerged in the 1990s. In this new edition, Dr. Weinberg:

-Advises the healthy male on how to express his feelings openly

-Challenges therapists to refrain from imposing their prior beliefs on patients

-Discusses the needed feminist influence in psychotherapy

Wise and sensitive, powerful and courageous, The Heart of Psychotherapy is an unusual, penetrating book that has long been regarded as the leading work in its field.

"...offers a revealing and unconventional look and evaluation of what happens and what should happen in psychotherapy sessions."

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"Reminiscent of classical murder mysteries...complex investigations of a master sleuth searching for the demon within, the repressed evil, the killer of the psyche." —The New York Times Book Review

"Wise, frank, and marvelously readable...Weinberg is a hard writer not to like...His grip on character and keenness in spelling out the stages of an analysis bind the reader to the page." —Kirkus Review

"Engaging, uplifting, and refreshing...The nine encounters of The Taboo Scarf range from poignant insight on the part of the therapist to existential sleuthing." —The Boston Globe

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312141103
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 862,211
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. George Weinberg is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Taboo Scarf and the best-selling Self-Creation. A nationally renowned psychotherapist, Dr. Weinberg lives in New York City, where his practice includes training other therapists as well as seeing private patients.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Pt. 1 Introduction 1
1 The Therapist's Personality 2
2 How People Change 13
Pt. 2 Structuring Our Practice 21
3 The Therapist's Office 22
4 Clothing 27
5 The Therapist's Fees 30
6 The Telephone 40
7 Record Keeping 47
8 How Often? 52
9 Language 57
10 The Patient's Cooperation 61
11 Confidentiality 64
12 Privileges and Limits 71
Pt. 3 Diagnosis 77
13 Diagnosis as Progressive 78
14 Diagnosis from What the Patient Tells Us 84
15 The Patient's Personal Style 89
16 Heightening Our Diagnostic Sense 94
Pt. 4 Motivation 99
17 The Search for Motives 100
18 Uncovering Unconscious Motivations 104
19 Setting Goals 113
20 Revealing the Patient's Own Hand 118
21 The Journey 126
Pt. 5 The Therapist-Patient Relationship 129
22 The Working Alliance 130
23 How Transference Works 134
24 Studying the Transference 137
25 Resolving the Transference 144
26 Resistances 151
27 The Analysis of Resistances 157
28 Countertransference 163
Pt. 6 The Tools of Treatment 171
29 Listening 172
30 Asking Questions 182
31 Describing the Patient 191
32 Interpretation 197
33 Giving Advice 208
34 Recommendations and Favors 221
35 Utilizing the Patient's Past 226
36 Dreams 232
37 The Therapist as Model 244
Pt. 7 Beginnings and Ends 259
38 Crisis - The Limits of Therapy 260
39 The Problem of Referrals 270
40 The First Session 283
41 Termination 294
Index 303
About the Author 305
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