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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

Identify and Assess Your Client's Inner World Position
Identify and assess your client's inner world position

Whether it is your task to do the initial assessment or you receive someone else's notes, it will be necessary for you to identify and assess your client's inner world position. We can think of a client presenting himself for psychodynamic counselling on two levels. On the first level he presents himself more or less as he is in external reality. On the second level he presents himself as he is in his inner world. The counsellor will, of course, address herself to both levels, but her primary focus must be on where the client is in his inner world. This is both a developmental and a dynamic consideration. Developmentally ...

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