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3rd Edition

Storr's Art of Psychotherapy 3E

ISBN 9780429252884
Published August 31, 2012 by CRC Press
256 Pages

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Book Description

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2013

Sensitively updated and revised for modern practice, Anthony Storr's legendary work continues to be an indispensible introductory text for aspiring psychotherapists.

Professor Jeremy Holmes, a friend and colleague of Anthony Storr's and himself a leading psychotherapist, has updated this accessible and humane account of the practice of psychotherapy to include:

  • Integrative psychotherapeutic approaches
  • Revised classification of personality types
  • New sections on selection and assessment
  • Consideration of evidence-based psychodynamic practice
  • Broadened appeal to the full range of mental health professionals

Retaining Anthony Storr's wisdom, vision, and classic approach, whilst bringing the text totally up to date, this will be a cornerstone volume for beginner and experienced psychotherapists alike. It will also appeal to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers, counsellors, and other mental health professionals.

Table of Contents

The setting
The initial interview
Getting going: overcoming initial resistance
Making progress
Dreams, daydreams and creativity
The nature of the therapeutic relationship: boundaried intimacy
Transference and counter-transference
Diagnosis and psychodynamic formulation
Patterns of personality
The science of psychotherapy
The end of therapy
The life and work of a psychotherapist
Epilogue: Beyond therapy

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Professor Jeremy Holmes, BA, MA, MB B Ch; FRCPsych; MRCP; MD; BPC, Co-lead psychoanalytic stream University of Exeter Masters programme in psychological therapies & Psychodynamic Professional Qualification course 2002-2009; Writing; Lecturing nationally and internationally; part-time private psychotherapy practice.

The late Anthony Storr


"One of the strengths of this book is the way in which it meets with the reader's everyday concerns. ... concise, practical, and written in an accessible and dynamic way. As such, it would appeal to anyone interested in psychotherapy, but may be especially useful as an introductory text to core trainees and higher trainees undertaking psychodynamic cases."
—Lauren Wilson, St. John’s Hospital, Livingston, UK in The Psychiatrist