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
Chapter 9: Supervision and Training in Brief Therapy
Supervision and Training in Brief Therapy
From the beginning, supervision has been an important aspect of the training and practice of brief psychodynamic therapy. In the Tavistock workshop in which Balint, Malan and their colleagues developed and tested their brief focal model, they supervised each other's cases from ...