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1st Edition

Assessment in Psychotherapy

ISBN 9781855751583
Published December 31, 1998 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the assessment for psychoanalytic psychotherapy from various perspectives. It bridges the two disciplines of medicine and psychotherapy, showing where general practitioners might be able to make an appropriate referral for therapy.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Assessment for psychoanalytic psychotherapy: an overview of the literature -- Where referrals come from and some links with general practice -- The difference between diagnosis and assessment in psychoanalytic psychotherapy -- Once-weekly or more intensive therapy -- The significance of the opening story -- The assessment consultation -- Transference and countertransference in the assessment consultation -- Boundaries and difficulties in assessment -- Contraindications for psychodynamic psychotherapy -- Conclusions

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