Trainees in all mental health professions need basic knowledge of the key therapeutic approaches in counseling & psychotherapy. This is the essential companion, placing specific emphasis on practical application to guide the reader in the how to of conducting each therapeutic model.

Approaches covered include established models such as CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, systemic therapy and solution-focused brief therapy, and more recent additions to mainstream therapy like mindfulness and narrative therapy. Each chapter is written by an up-and-coming name in the field, offering a unique insight into the challenges and possibilities of training in each model. The book:

Includes case examples from a wide range of mental health care settings; Embedded with worksheets, sample questions and diagrams; Highlights challenges, strengths and weaknesses of each approach; Details the background and practical application of therapeutic models; Discusses evidence-based practice and outcomes

Written in language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this pocket guide is ideal for those embarking on training across counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, health, nursing, and social work.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy
AmieSmith and KaraGarforth

Psychodynamic therapy is one of the oldest models of therapy with its roots dating back to the late nineteenth century and the work of Sigmund Freud. Since then psychodynamic theory has evolved, resulting in different definitions of the key concepts. However, a fundamental commonality of all psychodynamic theories and therapies is the idea that people have an individual internal world. There is also general agreement that key concepts within psychodynamic approaches include the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, transference and countertransference, and the use of interpretation. There does, however, remain much debate about how these concepts should be applied to clinical practice.

It is not possible to squeeze all the different theoretical schools of psychodynamic therapy into a pocket guide such as this. If you want to read more, see Lemma (2006) for an introductory ...

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