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2nd Edition

A Primer for Beginning Psychotherapy

ISBN 9781583910740
Published December 15, 2000 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

Designed especially for students and mental health professionals in the early stages of their careers, this primer is a practical guide to psychotherapy --

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Patients; Chapter 2 The Therapists; Chapter 3 The Psychotherapy; Chapter 4 Larger Issues Regarding Psychotherapy; Chapter 5 The Office Setting; Chapter 6 The initial Interview; Chapter 7 Arrangements; Chapter 8 Transference and the Therapeutic Alliance; Chapter 9 Basic Strategy; Chapter 10 Therapeutic Interventions; Chapter 11 Interventions Regarding Anxiety and Defense; Chapter 12 Special Issues and Problems; Chapter 13 Phases, Trends, and Termination; Chapter 14 Contemporary Schools of Thought;

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Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis Georgetown University Medical Center


"This concise and clearly written book is, as its title suggests, an excellent primer for students and mental health professionals at the early stages of their careers. . This book would make a fine addition to the library of the neophyte psychotherapist. It gives the larger picture of what psychotherapy is about, yet, at the same time, presents highly practical advice on many concrete and interpersonal issues." - Ilisse R. Perlmutter, M.D., St. Barnabas Hospital in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 63:4, April 2002

"This is a useful book which will provide a viable teaching aid for established therapists and is full of helpful advice for beginners." - European Eating Disorders Review