• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Illustrated throughout with clinical vignettes, this book is a comprehensive guide to psychodynamic brief counselling and psychotherapy. It is ideal for those looking for a practical introduction to the subject. Following a summary of the roots and development of psychoanalytic theory, psychodynamic models of brief, short-term and time-limited work are described. The author describes their differences and similarities in terms of duration, technique and the contexts for which they were developed. Gertrud Mander then examines the basics of brief therapeutic practice from a psychodynamic perspective, starting with assessment, contracting, structuring and focusing. The active stance of the brief therapist is emphasized, and th

Introduction and Overview
Introduction and overview
The Aims and Structure of the Book

The aim of this book is to describe how the psychodynamic approach is applied to and used in the practice of brief counselling and psychotherapy by an adaptation of the fundamental principles of the psychoanalytic theory practised by analysts and psychotherapists. It ...

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