1st Edition

Doubts and Certainties in the Practice of Psychotherapy





ISBN 9781855751040
Published December 31, 1995 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a collection of occasional papers on the practice of psychotherapy for pre-qualification students and for more experienced professionals, focusing on the development of some psychoanalytic theories into their social and historical context.

Table of Contents

Preamble -- Concerning Values -- Imagination and the institutional mind -- Depression, disadvantage, and the creative response -- Concerning Theories and Techniques -- Psychotherapeutics: what makes people better? -- Holding: recognizing, accepting, understanding, containing, organizing, integrating, metabolizing, and other such -- Patients who are not ready for interpretations -- Times when transference interpretations are (in)appropriate -- Using general concepts of structure to understand regression, transference, and the working alliance -- Early attachments and sources of later well-being -- Concerning the Development of Ideas -- Fathers: changes in psychoanalytic ideas on men’s relationship with their children -- The contrasting histories of psychoanalytic thought in the United States and the United Kingdom

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