Susan Howard explains in a clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach, and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces:
- the history of the approach
- main key concepts
- practical techniques used by practitioners
In the first chapter, you are introduced to a client, Layla, whose case you'll revisit throughout the book, helping you connect theory and practice. This edition also includes new material on working with diversity and difference, neuroscience and extended discussion on ethics.
About the Author
Susan Howard is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She works on the Clinical Psychology training course at the University of Surrey, and in private practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor.
Susan Howard has also written the popular title, Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: BeginningsChapter 2: Key Concepts in Psychodynamic CounsellingChapter 3: How Did We Get Here?Chapter 4: Putting Concepts into Practice: What Happens in Psychodynamic Counselling?Chapter 5: Practical Skills in Psychodynamic CounsellingChapter 6: Psychodynamics and NeuroscienceChapter 7: Beyond Theory and PracticeChapter 8: Evidencing Success