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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy A Practitioner's Guide

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ISBN-10: 1593850093

ISBN-13: 9781593850098

Edition: 2004

Authors: Nancy McWilliams

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Nancy McWilliams distills the essential principles of clinical practice, including effective listening & talking, transference & countertransference, emotional safety, & an empathic, attuned attitude toward the patient.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 3/18/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 353
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

What Defines a Psychoanalytic Therapy?
Background Information
Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytic Therapies
My Own Orientation
The Psychoanalytic Sensibility
Curiosity and Awe
Complexity
Identification and Empathy
Subjectivity and Attunement to Affect
Attachment
Faith
Concluding Comments
The Therapist's Preparation
Orienting Considerations
Therapy for the Therapist
Other Valuable Foundations of Practice
Concluding Comments
Preparing the Client
Establishing Safety
Educating the Patient about the Therapy Process
Concluding Comments
Boundaries I: The Frame
Some General Observations about Therapists and Boundaries
Specific Boundaries and Their Vicissitudes
The Art of Saying No
Concluding Comments
Basic Therapy Processes
Listening
Talking
Influences on Therapeutic Style
Integrating Psychoanalytic Therapy with Other Approaches
Power and Love
Boundaries II: Quandaries
Accidents and More or Less Innocent Events
Enactments
Disclosure
Touch
Concluding Comments
Molly
Original Clinical Picture
History of Treatment
Posttermination Observations
Donna
Original Clinical Picture
History of Treatment
Posttermination Observations
Ancillary Lessons of Psychoanalytic Therapy
On Psychoanalytic Knowledge
Emotion
Development
Trauma and Stress
Intimacy and Sexuality
Self-Esteem
Forgiveness and Compassion
Occupational Hazards and Gratifications
Occupational Hazards
Gratifications
Self-Care
Care of the Id
Care of the Ego
Care of the Superego