This brief version of Jerrold R. Brandell's Theory & Practice of Clinical Social Work assembles coverage of the most vital topics for courses in Clinical Social Work/Advanced Practice. Written by established contributors in the field, this anthology addresses frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, specialized clinical issues and themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Now available in paperback and roughly half the size of the full-length version, Essentials of Clinical Social Work comes at a reduced cost for students who need to learn the basics of the course.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy With Adults

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy With Adults
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults
Fredric T. Perlman

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a method for the treatment of mental and emotional disorders by means that promote their understanding. By mental and emotional disorders, I mean maladaptive patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that restrict the pursuit of life's pleasures and impose objectively unnecessary suffering. By understanding, I refer to both empathic understanding as well as understanding in the psychoanalytic sense. Empathic understanding refers to interpersonal understanding formed on the basis of empathy, the capacity to put oneself in another person's shoes and, in this way, simulate the other person's subjective experience within one's own mind (Akhtar, 2007; Decety, 2012; Goldman, 2006). In the psychoanalytic sense, understanding refers to a discernment of the hidden, unconscious ...

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