Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A clinical manual

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A clinical manual

Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers people a chance to create new ways of thinking and behaving in order to improve the quality of their lives.

This book offers a practical, step-by-step guide to the technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy, with instruction on listening, reflecting, and intervening. It will systematically take the reader from evaluation to termination using straightforward language and carefully annotated examples. Written by experienced educators and based on a tried and tested syllabus, this book provides clinically relevant and accessible aspects of theories of treatment processes. The workbook style exercises in this book allow readers to practice what they learn in each section and more “actively” learn as they read the book.

This book will teach you:

  • About psychodynamic psychotherapy and some of the ways it is hypothesized to work
  • How to evaluate patients for psychodynamic psychotherapy, including assessment of ego function and defenses
  • The essentials for beginning the treatment, including fostering the therapeutic alliance, setting the frame, and setting goals
  • A systematic way for listening to patients, reflecting on what you’ve heard, and making choices about how and what to say
  • How to apply the Listen/Reflect/Intervene method to the essential elements of psychodynamic technique
  • How these techniques are used to address problems with self esteem, relationships with others, characteristic ways of adapting, and other ego functions
  • Ways in which technique shifts over time

This book presents complex concepts in a clear way that will be approachable for all readers. It is an invaluable guide for psychiatry residents, psychology students, and social work students, but also offers practicing clinicians in these areas a new way to think about psychodynamic psychotherapy. The practical approach and guided exercises make this an exceptional tool for psychotherapy educators teaching all levels of learners.

This book includes a companion website: www.wiley.com/go/cabaniss/psychotherapy

with the “Listening Exercise”  for Chapter 16 (Learning to Listen).  This is a short recording that will help the reader to learn about different ways we listen.

Praise for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual

“This book has a more practical, hands-on, active learning approach than existing books on psychodynamic therapy.”
Bob Bornstein, co-editor of Principles of Psychotherapy; Adelphi University, NY

“Well-written, concise and crystal clear for any clinician who wishes to understand and practice psychodynamic psychotherapy. Full of real-world clinical vignettes, jargon-free and useful in understanding how to assess, introduce and begin psychotherapy with a patient. Extraordinarily practical with numerous examples of how to listen to and talk with patients while retaining a sophistication about the complexity of the therapeutic interaction. My trainees have said that this book finally allowed them to understand what psychodynamic psychotherapy is all about!”
—Debra Katz, Vice Chair for Education at the University of Kentucky and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training

“This volume offers a comprehensive learning guide for psychodynamic psychotherapy training.”
—Robert Glick, Professor, Columbia University

(Cover painting by Nicki Averill)

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  1. Nan said,

    Wrote on December 12, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
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    Excellent for trainees and students who are eager to learn psychodynamic psychotherapy, March 13, 2011
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    Nan

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    I am a third-year psychiatry resident. I have read a number of good psychodynamic psychotherapy books that were recommended by my program. I found myself quickly connected to this brand new book because of its uniqueness. It illustrates communications, emotions, and techniques that take place in real time in a treatment room. This book talks to me like a dynamic therapy supervisor. I particularly like Part 4 -Listen/Reflect/Intervene. It teaches me how to listen to a patient (Filtered listening and Focused listening), how to process the data and understand the material I hear from a patient (Reflect from surface to depth), and when and what to say to a patient (Intervention). I also found the techniques help me a great deal when interviewing difficult patients and working in the Emergency Room.
    I strongly recommend this book to all trainees and students.

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  2. LARRY HESTER "fr larry hester" said,

    Wrote on December 12, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
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    Psychodynamic Pschtherapy:Aclinical manual, May 18, 2011
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    LARRY HESTER “fr larry hester” (norfolk, virginia United States) –
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    AS A BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND PSYCHOANALYST WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE INRESEARCH AND SUPERVISORY WORK WITH ALARGE AND DIVERSE POPULATION OF THERAPISTS I STONGLY RECOMMEND THIS TEXT TO BEGINNING AND ADVANCED THERAPISTS ALIKE. IT IS A RARE INTEGRATION OFCLINICAL WISDOM AND PRACTICAL USE FOR THERAPISTS AT EVERY LEVEL.

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  3. Graduate Student said,

    Wrote on December 12, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
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    Excellent Resource, April 13, 2011
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    I am currently a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology. My supervisor recommended this book as a resource to use throughout my clinic training. Several other books on the topic have been recommended and none of them compare to this manual given its breadth and accessibility. It is an extremely practical book that provides invaluable clinical vignettes to guide you through the treatment process from the evaluation to termination. Exercises at the end of each chapter allow for a deeper test of your knowledge and give ample opportunity for the reader to practice the given techniques prior to doing so with their own patients. Given its straightforward nature and step-by-step approach, from a teacher’s perspective, I believe this book would be very valuable for clinicians in training at all levels. Overall, this is a very positive review – I highly recommend this book to all students/trainees in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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