Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy
This important and innovative book explores a new direction in psychoanalytic thought that can expand and deepen clinical practice. Relational psychoanalysis diverges in key ways from the assumptions and practices that have traditionally characterized psychoanalysis. At the same time, it preserves, and even extends, the profound understanding of human experience and psycho...more
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published December 14th 2007 by The Guilford Press
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I think this book is excellent and does a very nice job of cogently explaining a more relational approach to a wide ranging audience (classicists as well as behavioral therapists, etc.) Overall, Wachtel explains relational theory while also providing tantalizing and thoughtful clinical examples.