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Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition

Alessandra Lemma

ISBN: 978-1-118-81852-7

Sep 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

344 pages

$39.99

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The 2nd Edition of Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the highly successful practice-oriented handbook designed to demystify psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the field.
  • Updated edition of an extremely successful textbook in its field, featuring numerous updates to reflect the latest research and evidence base
  • Demystifies the processes underpinning psychoanalytic psychotherapy, particularly the development of the analytic attitude guided by principles of clinical technique
  • Provides step-by-step guidance in key areas such as how to conduct assessments, how to formulate cases in psychodynamic terms and how to approach endings
  • The author is a leader in the field – she is General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series and a former editor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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About the Author vii

Preface ix

Introduction: Is Freud Dead? 1

1 Brave New Worlds: A Psychoanalysis Fit for the Twenty-First Century 12

2 An Overview of the Schools of Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice 28

3 The Process of Psychic Change 75

4 The Analytic Setting and the Analytic Attitude 94

5 Assessment and Formulation 128

6 Unconscious Communication 169

7 Defences and Resistance 194

8 Transference and Countertransference 219

9 Working with Endings 269

Conclusion: The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at Work 292

References 302

Index 327

"This text is a thorough, thoughtful and academically rigorous approach to Freudian and Kleinian thinking today." (Therapy Today, May 2016)