Learning Psychotherapy Rationale and Ground Rules

ISBN-10: 0674520262

ISBN-13: 9780674520264

Edition: 1974

Authors: Hilde Bruch

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Hilde Bruch sets out to accomplish what has, until now, been virtually impossible - the teaching of psychotherapy by use of the written word, communicating the wisdom of a lifetime. Perhaps Dr. Bruch's unique success at a task that has been tried and tried again, only to result in stereotyped do's and don'ts, stems from her own learning experiences with two great teachers: Harry Stack Sullivan and Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. Dr. Bruch shares her knowledge of the essential purpose of intensive psychotherapy as it has been shaped over her many years as a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and teacher. She sets forth a theoretical frame in straightforward and unmystical language without minimizing the complexities of demand that therapy makes on both patient and therapist. The reader accompanies the therapist from his first encounter with the stranger who comes to him with his trouble through the various steps that lead to the resolution of the problems. The patient is viewed as a participant in a multifaceted system of many experiences and people, not as an individual isolated from the world around him. In Dr. Bruch's conception, psychotherapy is a situation where two people interact and try to come to an understanding of one another, with the specific goal of accomplishing something beneficial for the complaining person. The factors that help or hinder the attainment of this interaction are spelled out in the book, and the entire process of learning psychotherapy is thereby illumination.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 166
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

When Strangers Meet First Reactions Assessment of a Stranger
Therapeutic Purpose
Keeping the Interview Going Social Amenities Living Conditions
Formal Professional Arrangements
The Fee A Literary Example
Personality in the Making Psychoanalytic
Theory Misuse of Terminology
The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry Modern Studies of Early Development
Theory and Therapy
The World Around Contact with Relatives and Associates
Therapeutic Involvement of the Family Family
Interference Aloofness from the Family Hospitalization Medication
The Patient Speaks Fears and Expectations Previous
Therapy Style of Communication Nonverbal Communication Dreams Art Work
Schizophrenic Communication
On Talking and Listening
The Beginner's Dilemma Theoretical Concepts
The Therapist's Style History Taking
Exploring Feelings Defining the Relationship
On Teaching and Learning Grand Rounds
Electronic Teaching Aids Individual Supervision Styles of Supervision
Interactional Patterns Developing Self-Awareness Unstated Messages Supervision as Therapy
The Therapeutic Experience The Case of the Former Nun
The Doctor-Patient Relationship
The Hostile Patient Sexual Problems Working Through
Indications of Progress Termination
The Next Step Therapy for Therapists
Some Books Last Words
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