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Talking with Patients: A Self Psychological View of Creative Intuition and Analytic Discipline
In the twelve years since the first edition of Talking With Patients was published, contributions from relational psychoanalysis and from neuroscience have been integrated into much of the work done by self psychologists. The relational focus on the impact of the treatment relationship on the psychoanalytic process, while implicit in self psychology, is made explicit in ...more
Hardcover, 134 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Jason Aronson
(first published October 28th 1995)
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This is a great book for new and experienced clinicians interested in psychodynamic therapy with their clients. Shapiro comes from a self-psychology, intersubjective model, which looks at how the therapist can also contribute to the client's transference reactions. He uses plain language yet is able to communicate in a very profound and beautiful way, offering ideas on how we can better understand ourselves and the clients we see.