Psychodynamic Techniques: Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship

Psychodynamic Techniques: Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship

by Karen J. Maroda
ISBN-10:
1462509592
ISBN-13:
9781462509591
Pub. Date:
11/23/2012
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
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Overview

Psychodynamic Techniques: Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship

Helping therapists navigate the complexities of emotional interactions with clients, this book provides practical clinical guidelines. Master clinician Karen J. Maroda adds an important dimension to the psychodynamic literature by exploring the role of both clients' and therapists' emotional experiences in the process of therapy. The book discusses how to become more attuned to one's own experience of a client; offer direct feedback and self-disclosure in the service of treatment goals; and manage intense feelings and conflict in the relationship. Specific techniques are illustrated with vivid case examples. Maroda clearly distinguishes between therapeutic and nontherapeutic ways to work with emotion in this candid and instructive guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462509591
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 810,761
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Emotional Engagement and Mutual Influence: Basic Issues as Therapy Begins
2. Mutuality and Collaboration: Influencing Each Other
3. Redefining Regression: Facilitating Therapeutic Vulnerability
4. Evaluating Interventions: Tracking the Client's Response
5. Self-Disclosure and Advice: Understanding How and When the Therapist's Disclosures Are Therapeutic
6. Managing Emotion: Affective Communication and the Role of Interaction
7. The Special Problem of Affect Management in Treating Borderline Personality Disorders
8. Confrontation and Countertransference Anger: Overcoming the Therapist's Aversion to Conflict
9. Erotic Feelings: How They Help or Hinder the Therapeutic Process
10. Empowering the Client: The Road to Independence
Conclusion
Glossary

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