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`This book deals with many aspects of psychodynamic counselling from the minutiae of the extrinsic context, such as decor, through the "therapeutic stance of attentive reserve" on to an elaboration of the elements of a therapeutic relationship... the book is liberally garnished with case studies... informative and thought-provoking... a useful resource to those teaching psychodynamic principles... If you are new to psychodynamic work, this book could be a safe and helpful guide... The ideas and techniques offered by the author may also prove intriguing and even inspiring to those (like me) from a different therapeutic orientation' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry Psychodynamic counselling has d

Monitor and Assess Your Client's Responses to Your Interventions and Interpretations
Monitor and assess your client's responses to your interventions and interpretations

Given that the work of psychodynamic counselling is largely to do with understanding unconscious processes, it is necessary to have some way of assessing the impact and effect of what the counsellor says to the client. It will be clear from what has been said so far that the counsellor receives the client's discourse as communication within the transference. In responding to what the client says, therefore, the counsellor will seek to make links between the here and now situation of the counselling relationship, factors in the current life situation outside the counselling relationship and finally issues relating to the client's past (Malan, 1979). The ...

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