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Time-Limited Psychotherapy in Practice

1st Edition

By Gaby Shefler


328 pages

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Therapists and counsellors are under increasing pressure to provide effective treatment in a time-limited, demonstrably effective form. Time-Limited Psychotherapy (TLP) has developed in response, and is designed to give clients an intense form of therapy over 12 sessions. This title:

* Uses vivid clinical descriptions of treatments and up-to-date research findings

* Describes what the treatments entail

* Discusses their outcome

* Deals with teaching and learning of TLP regarding the changing conditions in public needs and in public services.

Time-Limited Psychotherapy in Practice will appeal to psychotherapists, counsellors, researchers and academics in the mental health field.


'(Gaby Shefler's) work adds immensely to our useful information on an important subject which basically has to do with constructing methods of treatment which are brief, effective clinically, cost effective and provide greater treatment opportunity for greater numbers of patients.' - From the Foreword by the late James Mann, developer of Time-Limited Psychotherapy.

'This book should prove stimulating and helpful to all those who work in psychotherapy and counselling.' - David Fontana, University College of Wales, Cardiff

Table of Contents

Introduction - A Thirty Year Perspective of Time-Limited Psychotherapy. Why Time-Limited Psychotherapy? Time-Limited Psychotherapy - Fundamental Principles and the Therapeutic Model. Adolescence: The Capacity to Choose What to Be. Obsessive Personality - Coping with Perfectionism. Transition and the Narcissistic Personality. Shame - A Source of Abandonment, Change and Relationship Avoidance. Depression - Coping with Separation and Loss. Overcoming Helplessness - The Integration of Letter Writing into TLP. Working Through Separation Processes Both in Patient and Therapist - A Woman with Low Self Esteem. Borderline Personality Disorder - An Unsuccessful Therapy. Research in Time-Limited Psychotherapy. Teaching Learning and Training in Time-Limited Psychotherapy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health