Despite their value to some patients, chemical treatments have not proved able to help all people with mental disorder. There is an important place for psychological treatments, either as an alternative to or in combination with drug therapy.
Based on the highly successful first edition, the long-awaited Dynamic Psychotherapy Explained, Second Edition is a concise but comprehensive overview of this important treatment.
Assuming no prior knowledge the book is clear and straightforward, explaining the links between psychotherapy and other psychiatric treatmentsm and between neurobiology and psychology. It spells out the relationship between a biological and a psychological approach to mental functioning.
This book places psychotherapy in its context in psychiatry. It outlines the important theories of dynamic psychotherapy, and is packed with clinical examples to illustrate theory and practice.
Dynamic Psychotherapy Explained, Second Edition is essential reading for postgraduate trainees in psychiatry, mental health nurses, general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, conusellors, medical and nursing undergraduates and junior doctors. Patients too can benefit from a simple explanation of how dynamic therapy relates to other treatments and how it works. Covering much of the information needed for the MRCPsych examination, the book is an excellent study and revision tool.
Table of Contents
A developmental model of the mind. The psychodynamic in general psychiatry. What is psychotherapy? Theory of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Doing it: the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
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