Theory and Practice of Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Theory and Practice of Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

by Ferruccio Osimo

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The book opens with an introduction to and history of the experiential dynamic therapies (EDT) including the groundbreaking Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) of Habib Davanloo and its subsequent development. The centrality of relationship in therapy is emphasised and the current state of the art and science described. Material from interviews with David Malan is presented, sharing some of his experiences, thoughts and insights over decades of clinical practice, research into and promotion of short-term dynamic therapies. The essential ingredients of experiential dynamic therapies are described, and the reader is orientated to the practice of EDT. Key characteristics of taking care of the real relationship, mirroring, history taking, and putting into perspective are also presented. In addition, high technical content, experiential-dynamic interventions, including defence re-structuring, emotional maieutics, anxiety regulation, dealing with the Super-ego, connecting corners of the Triangle of Others, and Self- and Other- Re-structuring are introduced and discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429922848
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/29/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 462
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ferruccio Osimo, MD, psychiatrist, is one of the founders of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association and was its first president. He trained in dynamic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London, where he carried out in-depth clinical studies on the quality of outcome, co-authoring with David H. Malan the book 'Psychodynamics, Training, and Outcome in Brief Psychotherapy' (1992). He attended Habib Davanloo's core training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, and took part in the Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Research Programme directed by Leigh McCullough at Harvard Medical School. His model of Intensive Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (IE-DP) is described in the 'Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy' (2002), in his book 'Experiential Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Manual' (2003), and in several scientific articles. Dr Osimo founded the Italian, UK, and Israeli core trainings in IE-DP. He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Milan, where he teaches at Universit#261; Statale, School of Psychiatry. He is the president of the Italian EDT Association. His clinical work has been presented internationally.
Mark J. Stein, PhD., DClinPsy, is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered chartered clinical psychologist at the Adult Psychological Therapies Service in Kirklees. He has completed core trainings in Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy with Ferruccio Osimo, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Josette ten Have-de Labije and Kees Cornelissen. His background has included research in clinical health psychology at the universities of Kent at Canterbury, Warwick, and Sheffield. In addition to treating patients in the National Health Service, he is a clinical supervisor for clinical psychologists in training at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and Staffordshire, and provides teaching on the experiential dynamic psychotherapies to clinical psychology doctoral students at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham.

Table of Contents

Foreword — Introduction — Experiential Dynamic Therapy from History to Theory and Clinics — A historical overview of experiential dynamic psychotherapies — David Malan and the genesis of experiential dynamic psychotherapy in the UK 1 , 2 — The essence of experiential dynamic psychotherapies — Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy and application of the character hologram — Clinical Applications of Experiential Dynamic Therapy — Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapies in Primary Care Mental Health Services — Experiential dynamic psychotherapies in the psychological treatment of a patient attending oncology services — Experiential dynamic psychotherapies in the treatment of psycho-physical trauma — Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and the treatment of poly-symptomatic somatic patients — Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy in the treatment of long-standing depression — Using Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy to treat an underachieving gifted adolescent — Experiential dynamic therapy in a university counselling service — A client’s perspective — Receiving the invitation to open up — Training and Research — Group Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy in a public mental health service — Privileging relationships within our places of work: what can the principles of experiential dynamic therapy bring to public services? — Experiential short-term psychodynamic therapy from the perspective of a cognitive-behaviour therapist: a personal account — EDT in the context of psychotherapy research and mental health policy in the UK

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