The Psychotherapist's Interventions: Integrating Psychodynamic Perspectives in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

The Psychotherapist's Interventions: Integrating Psychodynamic Perspectives in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

by T. Byram Karasu, Toksoz Byram Karasu
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568216890

ISBN-13: 9781568216898

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

This book, which focuses on the psychotherapist's interventions, presents the basic critical activity of the therapist. It applies two predominant paradigms–conflict and deficit–in the treatment of a wide range of patients. The therapist must address and deal with conflictual concomitants as well as developmental derailments because the patient is a

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This book, which focuses on the psychotherapist's interventions, presents the basic critical activity of the therapist. It applies two predominant paradigms–conflict and deficit–in the treatment of a wide range of patients. The therapist must address and deal with conflictual concomitants as well as developmental derailments because the patient is a product of both. Excerpts of verbatim dialogue are offered to articulate the course of psychotherapeutic interaction as a successive series of co-created communications. Explicit commentaries, interwoven throughout the text, inform the reader of the practitioner's rationale for the particular stand taken (for better or worse) at each moment of the therapeutic process. They provide an intimate vehicle through which to listen to, and understand, the clinician's inner voice during the real-life practice of psychotherapy. Pathology and practice reside on a continuum. Conflict theory does not apply solely to the neuroses, nor does object relations apply only to borderline disorders, and self theory need not be reserved for narcissistic disturbances. The hysterical patient can have ego deficits as well as sexual conflicts; similarly, the depressive patient can show self deficiencies as well as unresolved conflictual problems. Moreover, conflicts are not necessarily restricted to oedipal phases nor deficits to preoedipal ones. Dr. Karasu delineates a clinical approach by which psychotherapy can be geared toward remedying both the underlying psychological deficits (lacks) and the conflicts (wishes/fears) in the progressive maturation and adaptation of an individual. He effectively integrates the major psychodynamic models. No single school can meet the needs of the practitioner in interaction with all patients. Psychotherapy practice for the future will be based on the individual patient's developmental pathology and problems, deficits and conflicts, defenses and compromise formations, unfulfilled needs and unfinished tasks, as well as the level of adaptation and

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568216898
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Developmental Model3
2Four Developmental and Clinical Configurations15
3Primary Relationship Patterns29
4The Dyadic Deficit Patient and the Empathic Self-Object47
5The Dyadic Conflict Patient and the Projective Container133
6The Triadic Deficit Patient and the Prosocial Introject193
7The Triadic Conflict Patient and the Reflective Object249
8Conclusion: Practice for the Future309
References319
Index335

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