Lives Transformed A Revolutionary Method of Dynamic Psychotherapy

ISBN-10: 1855755114
ISBN-13: 9781855755116
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Description: In addition to a review of the literature on psychotherapy process and outcome, this book contains detailed clinical accounts of seven patients treated by an immensely powerful method of dynamic psychotherapy (intensive short-term dynamic  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publication date: 12/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In addition to a review of the literature on psychotherapy process and outcome, this book contains detailed clinical accounts of seven patients treated by an immensely powerful method of dynamic psychotherapy (intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy). This treatment is capable of producing major improvements, and even cure, in a wide range of patients. The authors believe that the scientific study of psychotherapy must include highly subjective judgments, provided the evidence upon which they are based is provided in great detail. In the present volume, verbatim transcripts from therapy sessions and follow-up interviews provide this kind of data, which can be evaluated by all who read them. Relying solely on paper and pencil tests, which evaluate only conscious material, is extremely limited and needs to be fortified by the kind of data provided here. This volume gives an account of what dynamic psychotherapy can achieve at its best. It combines detailed clinical case studies with the scientific research and also gives an overview of the literature available. It is based on the authors' extensive experience of researching and using psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Patricia Coughlin Della Selva maintains a private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to treating patients, she writes professionally, and conducts training workshops for mental health professionals around the world.

Acknowledgement
About the Authors
Overture, technique, literature
Overture 3
Introduction to the theory and technique of Davanloo's ISTDP
The literature: empirical support for Davanloo's ISTDP
Exposition: four detailed therapies
The Man Divided
Initial interview and therapy
Follow-up
The Cold-Blooded Businessman
Initial evaluation
Therapy
Follow-up
The Good Girl with Ulcerative Colitis
Initial interview-trial therapy
Therapy
Follow-up
The Woman with Dissociation
Initial interview-trial therapy
Therapy and follow-up
General discussion
The relation between predictions and actual events
Aspects of initial evaluation
Aspects of therapy
Anger, grief, and oedipal feelings
Further aspects of therapy
Aspects of outcome
Recapitulation and coda
The present work, traditional dynamic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis
Conclusions
Coda
Epilogue
References
Index

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