Little Psychotherapy Book Object Relations in Practice
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Description: Aimed at beginning therapists and those new to object relations, this concise work introduces the reader to the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy from an object relations (O-R) perspective in a dynamic and easy-to-follow way. One of the three main schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy, O-R is regarded as particularly challenging, both conceptually and practically. The book presents object relations in a clear and concise manner that makes it especially applicable for regular use in the clinical setting. Moreover, the author writes in a narrative style similar to actual psychotherapy supervision; dialogues between a therapist and a fictitious patient appear throughout the book to illustrate common clinical situations. Designed to complement actual training in psychotherapy, the book suggests ways in which the therapist can incorporate object relations tools with other forms of therapy, regardless of the clinical setting. Ideal for students, trainees, and clinicians in psychiatry, psychology, social work, family medicine, and psychiatric nursing, The Little Psychotherapy Book will prove invaluable for any reader seeking a helpful and succinct introduction to object relations in psychotherapy.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2010
Size: 5.00" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
|What Is Object Relations?|
|The Big Picture|
|Assessment and Formulation|
|The Treatment Contract|
|The Value of Rules and Boundaries|
|Beginning the First Session|
|The Four Levels of Meaning|
|Tools of the Trade|
|Anxiety and the Paranoid-Schizoid Position|
|Silence and Boredom in Therapy|
|Neediness in Therapy|
|Addressing Possible Decompensation|
|Structure and How to Use It Therapeutically|
|Verbal Attacks on the Therapist|
|Sadness in Therapy|
|Erotic Transference and Countertransference|
|Advice in Therapy|
|Gifts in Therapy|
|Putting It All Together: A Sample Session|
|What Is Progress in Therapy?|
|Termination and Other Therapy Endings|
|Object Relations Concepts and Cognitive Therapies|
|Object Relations Concepts in General Follow-Up|
|Suggested Reading List|