This book presents, for the first time, a practical manual for psychodynamic-interpersonal therapy. This evidence-based conversational model places strong emphasis on the relational aspects of therapy, and provides a comprehensive approach to a wide variety of presenting issues. Drawing together forty years of research, teaching and practice, the expert authors take you through the model’s theory, skills and implications for practice. Part I sets out the underlying theory, placing the model in context, and setting out the evidence base for its efficacy and effectiveness with client groups and presenting issues. Part II guides you through the clinical skills of the model, from foundational to advanced, and demonstrates the application of competencies throughout the therapeutic process. Part III offers practical guidance on learning and implementing the approach within a range of settings, and developing effective practice through reflection and supervision. This book is a must-read for those training in counselling and psychotherapy, and experienced practitioners looking to broaden and develop their practice.



In this last chapter we have included a brief section on Robert Hobson’s background and development to put his work, which inspired this book, into context.

Robert F. Hobson

Robert (Bob) Hobson grew up in Rossendale, Lancashire, UK. He was educated at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School; Selwyn College, Cambridge; and Manchester University Medical School where he graduated in medicine in 1941. During his house jobs he worked as a house surgeon in neurosurgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Seeing patients with profound brain injury, he was fascinated by the interplay of brain, mind and spirit. From 1944 to 1946 he served as surgeon lieutenant, RNVR (Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve), on the Arctic convoys in the last two years of World War II. This experience gave ...

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