Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide
Building on the enormous popularity of her two previous texts on diagnosis and case formulation, this important work from Nancy McWilliams completes the trilogy by addressing in detail the art and science of psychodynamic treatment. McWilliams distills the essential principles of clinical practice, including effective listening and talking; transference and countertransfer...more
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by The Guilford Press
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McWilliams is my favorite author in the psychoanalytic literature. Very easy to read and doesn't get tangled up in the jargon, like many writers. She is a collaborator/synthesizer and brings together many excellent directions in the anyltic lit.
Her writing style is a bit dense, but she provides a good understanding of psychoanalytic practice to the beginning practitioner. This text (and the psychodynamic class I am reading it for) has definitely let me know that while I appreciate many of the concepts and theories brought forth by psychodynamic psychotherapy I do differ in theory on some key aspect. I am definitely a gestalt practitioner.
At the beginning of my practice, so many questions...and this book has the answers. Everything you wanted to know about seeing patients is here in the excellent book. I would recommend that all psychotherapists, no matter how long you have been seeing patients, read this book.