Introduction to Supportive Psychotherapy / Edition 1

Introduction to Supportive Psychotherapy / Edition 1

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Introduction to Supportive Psychotherapy / Edition 1

Supportive psychotherapy—the most widely practiced form of individual psychotherapy today—draws on a depth and breadth of skills to exercise the discipline effectively. Recognizing the importance of this therapy to the field, the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated that competence in supportive psychotherapy is required of all psychiatry residents.

One of five volumes in the groundbreaking Core Competencies in Psychotherapy series, this concise yet comprehensive work will be a trusted guide for learning how to do supportive psychotherapy. Offering a bedrock of knowledge from which to develop essential skills, the book provides extensively detailed clinical vignettes to show how to establish and maintain a positive therapeutic alliance, understand and formulate patients' problems, set realistic treatment goals with patients, and talk with patients. Concluding chapters discuss the efficacy of supportive psychotherapy, crisis intervention, special populations (e.g., patients with chronic mental illness), and the criteria used to determine competency in this therapy.

This practical volume, complete with index and references, will be immediately useful among an exceptionally wide audience: students in introductory courses, beginning therapists navigating the therapeutic relationship with psychotherapy patients, psychiatry residents who need to demonstrate competency in the field, and seasoned practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, social work, occupational and recreational therapy, and medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585621477
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Series: Core Competency in Psychotherapy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Basic principles of supportive psychotherapy. Objectives and mode of action. Interventions (what to say). Assessment, case formulation, goal setting, and outcome research. General framework of supportive psychotherapy. The therapeutic relationship. Crisis intervention. Applicability to special populations. Evaluating competence. References. Index.

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