Principles of Psychotherapy: Promoting Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Practice, 3rd Edition
DescriptionGenerations of clinicians have valued Principles of Psychotherapy for its breadth of coverage and accessibility and the author's ability to gather many elements into a unified presentation. The Third Edition presents the conceptual and empirical foundations of evidence-based practice perspectives of psychodynamic theory. It also offers case examples illustrating what a therapist might say and do in various circumstances. In addition, it includes discussion of broader psychodynamic perspectives on short-term therapy. Mental health professionals will benefit from the revised edition s inclusion of empirically based guidelines for conducting effective psychotherapy.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION.
Chapter 1. The Nature and Goals of Psychotherapy.
Chapter 2. The Patient.
Chapter 3. The Therapist.
Chapter 4. Theory Research and Process in Psychotherapy.
PART TWO: THE INITIAL PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY.
Chapter 5. Evaluation and Assessment.
Chapter 6. The Treatment Contract.
Chapter 7. Conduct of the Interview.
Case Interlude I: Evaluation and Assessment of Ms. A.
PART THREE: THE MIDDLE PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY.
Chapter 8. Communicating Understanding: Interpretation.
Chapter 9. Interference with Communication: Resistance.
Chapter 10. The Psychotherapy Relationship: Transference.
Chapter 11. The Psychotherapy Relationship: Countertransference.
PART FOUR: THE FINAL PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY.
Chapter 12. Termination.
Case Interlude-II: Psychotherapy with Ms. A.