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How to Choose a Psychotherapist

1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Symington, David Symington, Joan Symington, Neville Symington


68 pages

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The demand for psychotherapy and counselling is greater than ever. More and more people are enrolling on psychotherapy and counselling courses; the number of different associations in this industry has doubled and everyone knows someone who is in therapy or at least thinking about it. So are standards of practice being sacrificed while we are tryin

Table of Contents

Introduction: the psychotherapy explosion -- The purpose of psychotherapy -- How does therapy work? -- Therapeutic tasks -- Why therapy fails -- The inadequate therapist -- Defining the good therapis

About the Editors

Joan Symington is a child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. She was consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, for ten years. Having trained at the British Psycho-Analytic Association, she now works in Sydney and is a training analyst of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society. She has published articles on infant observation and psychoanalysis and she is the co-author with her husband Neville of the book 'The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion'. Neville Symington is a member of the British and Australian Psychoanalytical Societies. His books include 'Narcissism: A New Theory', 'The Making of a Psychotherapist', 'A Pattern of Madness' and 'Becoming a Person Through Psychoanalysis' (all published by Karnac Books); 'The Analytic Experience', and 'The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion' (written with Joan Symington). He has a private psychoanalytic practice in New South Wales, Australia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health