This book illustrates clinical, psychoanalytic approaches to understanding people in depth, even when breadth of understanding is severely constricted by the brevity of a consultation. It considers the changing times in which psychoanalytic psychotherapists carry on consulting.
Table of Contents
Series Editor’s Preface -- Introduction -- Overview -- Frameworks for Practice -- Assessing for psychoanalytic psychotherapy: a historical perspective -- Why assess? Psychoanalytic assessment in the National Health Service -- The Consultation Process -- How to begin? -- Working over -- The close -- The minute particulars -- Special Domains -- Trauma -- Very troubled patients -- Views from Elsewhere -- Research reflections -- Afterthoughts