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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

Attend to the Impact of Your Client's Discourse as Well as to the Content
Attend to the impact of your client's discourse as well as to the content

One of the main anxieties facing the new counsellor in training is how will she ever remember all that the client says to her in the course of a session. This can seem particularly daunting when she is faced with the need to record a session in detail for the purposes of supervision. Cursory notes made on the main themes of the session recorded immediately at its end are often found to be enough to unlock the detail of what is said for later recall. With experience the counsellor learns to trust her capacity to hold what has ...

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