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Successful Drug-Free Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia

1st Edition

By Revella Levin

Routledge

260 pages

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Successful Drug-Free Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia offers a close examination of how to treat schizophrenic patients using psychotherapy rather than drugs, applying derivatives of psychodynamic principles in treating patients. The author provides real examples throughout of how therapists can resolve patients’ emotional conflicts with better outcomes than by resorting to drugs. She presents methods that allow patients to avoid the neurological damage and obesity that can often result from the use of anti-psychotic drugs. The practical techniques and advice this book offers enable therapists to resolve the chaos of schizophrenia using psychotherapy alone. Theoretically, this book can also be useful for work with depressives.

Reviews

'Dr. Levin is an experienced, effective psychotherapist for schizophrenics and treats them without medication because in fact that’s the treatment of choice. I have known her for years, and I am glad to see that she is sharing her experience and know-how with the rest of us.'

—Bertram Karon, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University; author of Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Awakening the Schizophrenic Dreamer
  3. The Difference Between Infantile Omnipotence vs. Grandiosity
  4. Bathsheba: A 19 Year Recalcitrant Case of Schizophrenic Requiring 20 Months to get to the Neurotic Level
  5. "Black Hole" Phenomena: Deficit or Defense? A Case Report
  6. Addendum to " Black Hole Phenomena: Deficit or Defense?
  7. Faith, Paranoia, and Trust in the Psychoanalytic Relationship
  8. John Rosen: Genius or Quack?: Historical Reflections of A Former Student
  9. Five Errors in Freud's Structural Theory and Their Consequences
  10. Communicating with the Schizophrenic Superego
  11. Communicating with the Schizophrenic Superego Revisited: A New Technique
  12. Identification with the Schizophrenic Superego
  13. "Out, damned spot! Out, I say"; or, Karl Abraham Revisited
  14. Opposing Opinions as to Treatment of Wishes and Hopes Pathology: A Response to Salman Akhtar
  15. The Excuses For "Supportive" rather than "Active" Psychotherapy
  16. Toward a More Optimistic View of What Analysts Can Achieve
  17. The Burned-Out Therapist
  18. How to Decrease Your Chances of Getting Hurt or Killed When Working with a Schizophrenic Patient
  19. Technique: Do’s and Don’ts
  20. Side-Effects of Anti-Psychotic Drugs
  21. Epilogue

About the Author

Revella Levin, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist based in New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSY022050
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health