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Dilemmas in the Consulting Room - Helen Alfille

Dilemmas in the Consulting Room

Paperback Published: 12th December 2002
ISBN: 9781855752689
Number Of Pages: 224

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This is an excellent and enlightened book, simple and yet complex. The editors have wisely chosen papers which address basic concerns about what happens when working with patients in the consulting room. The ways these basic concerns are taken up are clearly described, with plenty of examples, and are always dealt with great thoughtfulness.

Every therapist is faced with dilemmas in the consulting room. While psychoanalysis has concentrated on the issues of theory and technique, there has not been much material available on the actual clinical exchanges in the consulting room. The papers in this volume deal with practical matters within the consultation room, as well as emotional responses; reflections on the therapeutic relationship; and issues such as violence and suicide. This volume acts as a guide which can help therapists overcome certain problems and develop their own 'clinical style within a holding framework.' 'This is an excellent and enlightened book, simple and yet complex. The editors have wisely chosen papers which address basic concerns about what happens when working with patients in the consulting room. The ways these basic concerns are taken up are clearly described , with plenty of examples, and are always dealt with great thoughtfulness. This book is a must for all therapists, psychologists and people from allied professions who work with patients in the consulting room.' - Anne-Marie Sandler, Former President of the British Psycho-Analytical Society..

Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Some thoughts on the use of the setting in psychoanalytic psychotherapyp. 7
"I treat her like a human being": the role of naturalness in a boundaried relationshipp. 15
What identifies, sustains and preoccupies me as a psychoanalytic psychotherapistp. 31
The patient's narrative the therapist's responsep. 43
"I like it when you laugh"p. 59
Money - symbol and realityp. 69
Difficulties when a patient presents by proxyp. 85
Psychosomatic incidents in psychotherapyp. 101
Psychosis as jack-in-the-boxp. 117
Violence and hostility from a sense of unconscious shame: shame in the transference and countertransferencep. 137
The suicidal patientp. 153
Separation anxiety in relation to breaks in therapyp. 165
Termination and the resolution of the transferencep. 177
Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9781855752689
ISBN-10: 1855752689
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12th December 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34