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Generations of clinicians have valued Principles of Psychotherapy for its breadth of coverage and accessibility and the author's ability to gather many elements into a unified presentation. The Third Edition presents the conceptual and empirical foundations of evidence-based practice perspectives of psychodynamic theory. It also offers case examples illustrating what a therapist might say and do in various circumstances. In addition, it includes discussion of broader psychodynamic perspectives on short-term therapy. Mental health professionals will benefit from the revised edition s inclusion of empirically based guidelines for conducting effective psychotherapy.
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About the Author
Robert F. Bornstein, PHD, is Professor of Psychology in the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Personality Assessment; and his research on personality disorders, most recently the dependent personality, has been funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation.
Table of ContentsPreface.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION.
Chapter 1. The Nature and Goals of Psychotherapy.
Chapter 2. The Patient.
Chapter 3. The Therapist.
Chapter 4. Theory Research and Process in Psychotherapy.
PART TWO: THE INITIAL PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY.
Chapter 5. Evaluation and Assessment.
Chapter 6. The Treatment Contract.
Chapter 7. Conduct of the Interview.
Case Interlude I: Evaluation and Assessment of Ms. A.
PART THREE: THE MIDDLE PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY.
Chapter 8. Communicating Understanding: Interpretation.
Chapter 9. Interference with Communication: Resistance.
Chapter 10. The Psychotherapy Relationship: Transference.
Chapter 11. The Psychotherapy Relationship: Countertransference.
PART FOUR: THE FINAL PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY.
Chapter 12. Termination.
Case Interlude-II: Psychotherapy with Ms. A.