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1st Edition

Psychotherapy and the Lonely Patient

ISBN 9780866565172
Published January 1, 1986 by Psychology Press
128 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an important new book focusing on the contribution of the therapist's love and empathy to the therapeutic process. Technique without dedication, discipline, and understanding will rarely benefit patients nor help resolve their conflicts. Psychoanalytic Technique demonstrates how the therapist's countertransference feelings, anxieties, wishes, and superego admonitions shape his or her therapeutic interventions.

Table of Contents

Contents Loneliness and the Fuller Vision: A Preface

  • Interrelationships Between Religiousness and Loneliness
  • Treating Loneliness in Children
  • Loneliness and the Single, the Widowed, and the Divorced
  • Cognitive Pastoral Psychotherapy With Religious Persons Experiencing Loneliness
  • Will You Be My Friend? Group Psychotherapy With Lonely People
  • Loneliness and the Aging Client: Psychotherapeutic Considerations
  • Replication of the Phenomenology of Loneliness in the Therapeutic Dyad
  • A Model for Working With Lonely Clients: Sadler Revisited

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Samuel M Natale, Mark E Stern