Discover effective strategies for clinical risk management in the current health care environment!
Comparative Approaches in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy provides an introduction to contemporary models of brief dynamic psychotherapy and describes fundamental tasks and methods in time-limited intervention. As a beginning, intermediate, or advanced practitioner in a mental health profession, you will benefit from the emphasis on developmental contexts of treatment and focus on the needs of vulnerable and underserved client populations whose options for care are increasingly limited to brief treatment.
This important book explores realistic and flexible approaches in treatment of conditions that present particular dilemmas in brief intervention, including borderline personality disorders, stress response syndromes and reactions to trauma, life-threatening illness and physical disability, and pervasive dysfunction perpetuated by inadequate social environments. Complete with detailed case reports and clinical illustrations, you will gain valuable insight toward best serving your clients. Intended for clinical training of advanced practitioners in health care settings, Comparative Approaches in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapycan be used as an introductory text or supplemental text for basic and advanced courses in brief psychotherapy and clinical practice.
Some of the areas you will explore in Comparative Approaches in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy include:
- deepening your understanding of curative factors and relational processes in clinical intervention
- describing specialized approaches in treatment interventions and effective psychotherapy methods
- strategizing clinical risk management in the current health care environment
- identifying emergent tasks and concerns in continued development of theory, research, and practice in brief psychotherapy treatment
- drawing on the relational schools of thought in psychoanalysis to show how the comparative perspecitves enlarge ways of seeing, understanding, and acting over the course of the therapeutic endeavor
Comparative Approaches in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy is an excellent reference on brief psychotherapy that you will refer to again and again. Written by leaders in the field of brief psychotherapy, this informative book will assist you in providing improved and relevant brief psychotherapeutic care to a diversity of populations.
Table of Contents
- Introduction (William Borden)
- Chapter 1. Pluralism, Pragmatism, and The Therapeutic Endeavor in Brief Dynamic Treatment (William Borden)
- Chapter 2. Using Self Psychology in Brief Psychotherapy (Jill R. Gardner)
- Chapter 3. Integrative Short-Term Treatment of the Borderline Patient (Eda G. Goldstein)
- Chapter 4. Interpretation in Short-Term Therapy: The Role of Level of Patient Functioning (Carole Tosone, Paul Crits-Christoph, and Lester Luborsky)
- Chapter 5. Development, Psychopathology, and Brief Psychotherapy (Erika Schmidt)
- Chapter 6. Developmental Perspectives in Brief Treatment of Gay Youth (Nancy Stone)
- Chapter 7. The Gay Therapist's Response to a Gay Client Practicing Unsafe Sex: A Dilemma in Brief Psychotherapy (Bertram J. Cohler)
- Chapter 8. On Learning to Learn Again (Dennis L. McCaughan)
- Chapter 9. Clinical Risk and Brief Psychodynamic Therapy: A Forensic Mental Health Perspective (James J. Clark)
- Reference Notes Included