1st Edition

The Practice of Psychotherapy
506 Questions and Answers





ISBN 9781138784000
Published September 17, 2015 by Routledge
414 Pages

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Book Description

Freud once humorously remarked that "Anyone who wants to make a living from the treatment of nervous patients must clearly be able to do something to help them". It is amazing how frequently this simple precept is ignored and, when a patient does not get well, how often the failure is attributed to lack of proper motivation, diminutive ego strength, latent schizophrenia, and a multitude of assorted resistances. Difficulties that arise during therapy are not due to a deliberate conspiracy of neglect on the part of the therapist. They usually come about because of obstructive situations that develop in work with patients with which the therapist is unprepared to cope.

During his psychiatric career the author, who spent time both teaching and supervising, collected and collated questions from students and graduate therapists who had raised concerns about psychotherapy that related to such obstructive situations. Originally published in 1982, this volume contains both those questions and his answers.

Table of Contents

Preface.  1 General Aspects of Psychotherapy  2 Psychoanalysis  3 Psychoanalytically Oriented (Dynamic) Psychotherapy  4 Behavior Therapy (Behavior Modification)  5 Group Therapy  6 Family Therapy  7 Marital (Couples) Therapy  8 Cognitive Therapy  9 Hypnosis  10 Somatic Therapy  11 Short-term Therapy  12 Miscellaneous Therapies  13 Emergencies  14 Psychotherapeutic Practices  15 Psychotherapy in Special Conditions:  A. Depression  B. Phobias  C. Anxiety Reactions  D. Alcoholism  E. Schizophrenia  F. Chronic Mentally Ill  G. Personality Disorders  H. Miscellaneous Problems  16 Transference and Countertransference  17 Theoretical Aspects  18 Development  19 Psychodynamics  20 Prognosis  21 Outcome  22 Cost-Effectiveness of Psychotherapy  23 Prevention  24 Conclusion.  References.  Name Index.  Subject Index.

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