1st Edition

The Making of a Psychotherapist

By Neville Symington Copyright 1996
    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book is about a psychotherapist in the making, so both the strengths and errors of the psychotherapist are laid bare for the reader to scrutinize. It discusses psychotherapy in relation to such areas as modes of cure, conscience.

    Foreword -- Introduction -- Personal Qualities -- The traditions and practice of psychotherapy -- The psychotherapist's education -- The analyst's inner task -- Imagination and curiosity of mind -- Mental pain and moral courage -- Self-esteem in analyst and patient -- Transference -- Professional Dilemmas -- Modes of cure in psychotherapy -- The seductive psychotherapist -- Mimesis in narcissistic patients -- Narcissism -- An analysis of greed -- The origins of rage and aggression -- The autonomy of the self -- A question of conscience -- Psychotherapy and religion


    Symington, Neville