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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

Cultivate and Develop Your Therapeutic Stance
Cultivate and develop your therapeutic stance

Having got the setting right the question arises as to how you should conduct yourself within it. The essence of psychodynamic counselling is that the counsellor should make herself available for the client's use in ways that become accessible for interpretation. The idea of the blank screen, so often associated with the psychoanalytic tradition, does not always meet the needs of a particular client, as we saw in the previous point. Clearly then, the practitioner needs to be flexible within a defined setting. She will move within that setting enough to indicate to the client her capacity for genuine involvement at conscious and unconscious levels and to a point where it becomes possible for her ...

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