Psychoanalytic Therapy

Chapter 2 THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY Before going into a detailed discussion of this new therapeutic orientation , we shall return to some psychoanalytic experimentations of the past which led up to the present more ...

Author: Franz Alexander

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803259034

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

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First published in 1946, Psychoanalytic Therapy stands as a classic presentation of "brief therapy". The volume, which is based upon nearly six hundred cases, derives from a concerted effort at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis to define the principles that make possible a psychotherapy shorter and more efficient than traditional psychoanalysis and to develop specific techniques of treatment. While taking a psychoanalytic approach, the authors urge the therapist to plan carefully and sensibly to avoid letting every case drift into "interminable" psychoanalysis. They address not only psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, but also psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and "all whose work is closely concerned with human relationships."

Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy

research study 131 session notes versus videotaped transcripts 81 specialness of Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy 161,162 Treatment Manual 66, 69 supervision (Cont.) Target, M. 21, 22–3, 163 Tavistock Clinic, London 154, 161 technique.

Author: R. Peter Hobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198725000


Page: 186

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In recent years, there has been a drive to develop briefer and more focal psychodynamic interventions, with the hope of satisfying the ever-increasing need for mental health support. This book outlines the principles and practice of Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy. It starts with an introductory chapter that distils those aspects of psychoanalysis that provide a basis for the approach. This is followed by an overview of themes and variations in six forms of brief psychodynamic therapy. The remainder of the book is focused on clinical practice. Treatment and Adherence Manuals detail the specifics of therapist orientation and technique, and a formal research study that compares the approach with Interpersonal Therapy is described. Case histories of individual treatments unfolding over time are complemented by detailed examination of short sequences of patient-therapist dialogue from transcribed sessions. The result is a picture of a psychoanalytic treatment that, while brief, is disciplined and coherent in its concentrated focus on analyzing the transference and countertransference in the therapeutic relationship. Accessibly written, and grounded in clinical practice, the book is a practical guide for psychotherapists and other professionals in the field of mental health.

Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy

REFERENCES Alexander, F. The dynamics of psychotherapy in light of learning theory. American Journal of Psychiatry, 1963, 120,440–448. Alexander, F., & French, T. M. Psychoanalytic therapy. New York: Ronald, 1946.

Author: Harold (Hal) Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461327334

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

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This book has a question mark in its title because it aims to invite inquiry. The possibility of integrating psychoanalytic and behavior therapies has been controversial since it was first proposed about 50 years ago, and this has elicited a wide range of reactions from both psychologists and psy chiatrists. It was with the hope of fostering constructive interchange that this book was conceived. We wanted to spark further thinking about the question in the title in a way that could lead either to conceptual and clinical progress toward an integrated approach or to a clearer sense of the obstacles involved. In either case, we hoped that it would present a healthy challenge to current forms of psychoanalytic and behavior therapies. The present volume was stimulated by the appearance in 1977 of Paul Wachtel's book Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy: Toward an Integration. Al though many reviewers did not necessarily agree with Wachtel's proposals for integration, they (and we) were highly laudatory of his attempt. After reading the book, Hal Arkowitz organized a symposium on integration that took place in Chicago at the November 1978 meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. The symposium included Cyril Franks, Merton Gill, Hans Strupp, Paul Wachtel, and Michael Merbaum as moderator. Arkowitz subsequently proposed to edit a book on integra tion and invited Messer to be coeditor.

The Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapy

Based on the above we are of the opinion that there is an evident role for psychoanalytic therapy in the public health service. In addition, the psychoanalytic form of understanding may contribute in more of an overarching way in that ...

Author: Siri Erika Gullestad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429775938

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

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The Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Listening for the Subtext outlines the core concepts that frame the reciprocal encounter between psychoanalytic therapist and patient, taking the reader into the psychoanalytic therapy room and giving detailed examples of how the interaction between patient and therapist takes place. The book argues that the therapist must capture both nonverbal affects and unsymbolized experiences, proposing a distinction between structuralized and actualized affects, and covering key topics such as transference, countertransference and enactment. It emphasizes the unconscious meaning in the here-and-now, as well as the need for affirmation to support more classical styles of intervention. The book integrates object relational and structural perspectives, in a theoretical position called relational oriented character analysis. It argues the patient’s ways-of-being constitute relational strategies carrying implicit messages – a "subtext" – and provides detailed examples of how to capture this underlying dialogue. Packed with detailed clinical examples and displaying a unique interplay between clinical observation and theory, this wide-ranging book will appeal to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and clinical psychologists in practice and in training.

The Process of Psychoanalytic Therapy

The subject of this book is the psychoanalytic process. I am concerned with what goes on between patient and therapist, with the issues of discovery and the effectiveness of psychoanalytic treatment. My focus is on psychoanalysis, ...

Author: Emanuel Peterfreund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100014898X

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

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In his extensive description of the heuristic approach to psychoanalytic therapy, Peterfreund discusses the strategies used by both patient and therapist as they move toward discovery and deeper understanding.

Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man

Reparative therapy claims to repair the deficit that leads to homosexual activity. Although Nicolosi presumes to change homosexuality, and to be able to do so while working within a psychoanalytic frame of reference, he is not alone in ...

Author: Jack Drescher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317771311

Category: Psychology

Page: 423

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Do the conventional insights of depth psychology have anything to offer the gay patient? Can contemporary psychoanalytic theory be used to make sense of gay identities in ways that are helpful rather than hurtful, respectful rather than retraumatizing? In Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man Jack Drescher addresses these very questions as he outlines a therapeutic approach to issues of sexual identity that is informed by traditional therapeutic goals (such as psychological integration and more authentic living) while still respecting, even honoring, variations in sexual orientation. Drescher's exploration of the subjectivities of gay men in psychoanalytic psychotherapy is more than a long-overdue corrective to the inadequate and often pathologizing tomes of traditional psychoanalytic writers. It is a vitally human testament to the richly varied inner experiences of gay men. Drescher does not assume that sexual orientation is the entire or even major focus of intensive psychotherapy. But he does argue, passionately and convincingly, that issues of sexual identity - which encompass a spectrum of possibilities for any gay man - must be addressed in an atmosphere of honest encounter that allows not only for exploration of conflict and dissociation but also for restitutive confirmation of the patient's right to be himself. Through its abundance of first-person testimony from both clinical and literary sources, Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man provides the reader with an unforgettable grasp of what it is like to discover that one is gay in our society and then to find the courage and humanity to live with that knowledge. Any mental health professional - regardless of his or her sexual orientation - who wishes to deal therapeutically with gay men will find Drescher's work indispensable. But it will also be compelling reading for anyone seeking psychological insight into gay men's lives and concerns.

Psychoanalytic Therapy in the Hospital Setting RLE Group Therapy

119; supervision and 120; task of the 116 psychoanalytic method 5-20; classical technique 5-11 passim; ... case material 169-70; dance movement therapy and 143 psychosomatic workshop (Bepperling) 60-1 psychotherapy: aim of 174; ...

Author: Paul L. Janssen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317632591

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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Though the impetus for psychoanalytic and group-analytic inpatient psychotherapy largely came from Britain, it was in Germany that this work was supported, developed and researched to a greater extent than elsewhere. Originally published in English for the first time in 1994, Paul Janssen describes the different models which had been tried and evaluated and explains his own integrative model in detail, illustrating it with vivid clinical vignettes. The author also shows that inpatient groups are particularly effective in the treatment of severe personality disorders, borderline conditions and psychosomatic illness. This book will still be valuable reading for psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, social workers and anyone working in healthcare today.

The Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance

Glen O. Gabbard How does psychoanalytic psychotherapy work? Let me state at the outset that the answer is clear—we don't know. Therapeutic action has been much discussed in the psychoanalytic literature, but many of the discussions are ...

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429921888

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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This book presents the proceedings of the of the conference on the Psychoanalytic Therapy of Severe Disturbance held in Belfast in June 2008. The aim of the conference was to offer a state of the art communication of the key psychoanalytic thinking and approaches to the conceptualisation and treatment of severe disturbance. The result of a unique gathering of the most eminent psychoanalysts in the field with insights into their work on personality disorder, psychotic states and the nature and function of suicidal ideation.This book will be of interest to mental health professionals - psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and nurses who have an interest in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

64 Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy weekly sessions, whereas psychoanalytic therapy refers to anything up to three weekly sessions. Psychoanalysis is often also characterised by an absence of specific goals ...

Author: Alessandra Lemma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118818520

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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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

Psychoanalytic Treatment in Adults

Albany, NY: The Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Fisher, S., & Greenberg, R. P. (1977). The mechanisms of psychoanalytic therapy: The search for insight. In The scientific credibility of Freud's theories and therapy. New York: Basic Books, pp.

Author: Rosemary Cogan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317449630

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

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The outcomes of psychoanalysis, as with other psychotherapies, vary considerably. Psychoanalytic Treatment in Adults examines the results of a longitudinal study of change during psychoanalysis, illuminating the characteristics of patients, analysts and analyses which can help to predict outcomes of treatment. Written by experienced psychologists and psychoanalysts, chapters in the book draw upon sixty case studies to consider how patients with very different analytic outcomes respond at both the beginning and end of their analysis. Psychoanalysts used a clinician report measure, the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure, to describe a patient at the beginning of psychoanalysis and every six months until the analysis ended. This allowed the authors to learn about changes over analysis and, in turn, improved treatment planning and practice for the well-being of other patients. Chapters explore five outcomes: a negative therapeutic reaction; attrition when the patient drops out; attrition due to external events; mutual agreement between patient and analyst without maximum benefits; and mutual agreement between patient and analyst with maximum benefits. The findings from these chapters will be of interest to researchers and academics in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, psychoanalytic education, psychiatry and psychology. The results should also help clinicians recognize potential problems early in analytic treatments so that they can work more effectively with patients.