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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 Therapist's Task and Roles in Brief and Focal Therapy
The therapist's task and roles in brief and focal therapy
Chosing Techniques and Styles of Implementing the Task, the Brief Therapist Operates in Various Roles

At this point it becomes necessary to discuss the various techniques, the diversity in contract lengths and the fixed and variable styles current in ...

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