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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

Use Supervision, Peer Groups and Personal Therapy to Work with Your Counter-Transference
Use supervision, peer groups and personal therapy to work with your counter-transference

We have already considered the importance of the setting for the process of psychodynamic counselling. In the area of counter-transference setting is especially important from the counsellor's point of view. For the counsellor the concept of setting extends beyond the counselling room to supervision, peer groups and personal therapy. The counsellor is fortunately not alone in her encounter with the client and therefore her struggles with counter-transference can find support in two quite distinct contexts. The need to think, as outlined above, can be greatly helped by the process of supervision. By supervision I mean both the formal supervision whether individual or ...

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