Technique and Practice of Listening in Intensive Psychotherapy

Author: Richard D. Chessick
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461630932
Format: PDF
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In this book the author attempts to explain how to master one of the most difficult skills in psychotherapy: the art of listening. It contains references from a variety of fields including philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis and psychiatry and some helpful practical information. The book will be of interest to mental health professionals, beginners in the field and interested laypersons.

Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Author: Patricia C. Della Selva
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429900813
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traditionally, psychoanalytic treatment has been a lengthy endeavour, requiring a long-term commitment from patient and analyst, as well as vast financial resources. More recently, short-term approaches to psychoanalytic treatment have proliferated. One of the most well-known and thoroughly studied is the groundbreaking method of Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, developed by Dr. Habib Davanloo. Having trained directly with Dr. Davenloo, the author has written a clear, concise outline of the method that has come to be regarded as a classic in the field. The book is organised in a systematic fashion, analogous to the process of therapy itself, from initial contact through to termination and follow-up. Detailed clinical examples are presented throughout the text to illustrate how theory is translated into techniques of unparalleled power and effectiveness.

Lives Transformed

Author: Patricia C. Della Selva
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780494793
Format: PDF, Docs
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The world has long awaited compelling and unmistakable evidence for the validity of dynamic psychotherapy. A review in the present book shows that such evidence has been accumulating over the past ten years. It comes from clinical trials, process research, case studies, and objective physiological measurements concerned with the importance of expressing emotions.This book extends the evidence. It provides an in-depth examination of therapy in action, based on verbatim accounts of the treatment of seven patients by Patricia Coughlin Della Selva, using the technique of Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (at times extending to medium-term). This technique has been shown to be both effective and cost-effective with a wide range of patients, including some who are notoriously resistant to psychotherapeutic intervention.The raw data of psychotherapeutic sessions enables the reader to trace the origin of therapeutic effects, which occur immediately in response to the direct experience of hitherto buried feelings and impulses. The validity of psychodynamic concepts such as resistance, transference, and the origin of neurotic disturbances in defences against intolerable feelings, is demonstrated beyond doubt.In-depth follow-up interviews provide clear evidence of the long-term benefits of dynamic psychotherapy. Patients continue to improve long after termination, as each symptom and defence has been replaced by something healthy and lifegiving. With all but one patient no trace of any of the original disturbances could be detected at follow-up, which is one of the defi nitions of "total resolution". No-one who has read this book can doubt the relevance of psychodynamics.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Author: William T. O'Donohue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471429856
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical book provides empirically supported techniques thatare effective for a wide range of problems, including enuresis,panic disorder, depression, and skills acquisition for thedevelopmentally delayed. * Presents 60 chapters on individual therapies for a wide range ofproblems, such as smoking cessation, stress management, andclassroom management * Chapters are authored by experts in their particular treatmentapproach. * Provides tables that clearly explain the steps of implementingthe therapy