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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual
Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers people a chance to create new ways of thinking and behaving in order to improve the quality of their lives. This book offers a practical, step-by-step guide to the technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy, with instruction on listening, reflecting, and intervening. It will systematically take the reader from evaluation to termination usin ...more
Hardcover, 379 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published January 1st 2010)
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I found this to be a solid introductory textbook. I appreciated its thorough discussion of every aspect of the patient that a therapist should pay attention to (e.g. Affect, dreams, various ego functions), though I also found that this made some of the book seem repetitive. It's truly a basic text, and functions well in that capacity, but there's not a whole lot of depth. I did really appreciate the multitude of examples, and the exercises to practice techniques.
This is a really good manual and gave me amazing insight into Pyschodynamic Psychotherapy. I loved the fact that is was straight to the point and didnt bore me with long explainations or discussions that just seem to go on forever. The author wanted to get the points across, not just hear herself speak (or write).