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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

The Psychodynamic Model and its Development
The psychodynamic model and its development
Theoretical Base

Nowadays many counsellors and psychotherapists call themselves ‘psychodynamic’, which can mean different things to different people in terms of clinical practice and theoretical orientation, though the base-line seems to be an acceptance of the existence of unconscious dynamic forces ...

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