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Individual Psychotherapy and the Science of Psychodynamics, 2Ed : Hodder Arnold Publication - David Malan

Individual Psychotherapy and the Science of Psychodynamics, 2Ed

Hodder Arnold Publication

Paperback Published: 27th June 1995
ISBN: 9780750623872
Number Of Pages: 320

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Dr Malan's iconic book is firmly established as a classic psychotherapy textbook and it remains extremely popular. The second edition of this highly individual and fascinating text brings theory and practice up to date, while keeping the essential character of the book unchanged.

The book offers an invaluable description of dynamic psychotherapy and the theory on which it is based. Through the use of numerous case studies and clinical stories, the book begins by illustrating everyday mental mechanisms, moving on to a discussion of some of the most profound problems experienced by human beings. Practical applications of theory through different techniques are described, from the straightforward to the handling of some of the most complex and dangerous situations likely to be encountered in psychotherapy. Part of the book's unique value is derived from the way in which it distils from psychoanalytic theory the core of scientific truth.

Covers the principles of dynamic psychotherapy from the most elementary to some of the most profound
Always illustrates these with true case studies told as they happened
Gives full interpretations and analysis
Beautifully written and highly accessible for anyone with a deep interest in people.

New material for the second edition includes: the relation with the mother in the male Oedipus complex, disturbances in the relation with siblings, masochism, and the 'compulsion to repeat'.
This is an important resource for all psychotherapists of any degree of experience, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, primary care physicians, mental health nurses and anyone with an interest in the human mind. For psychotherapists in training it remains an outstanding textbook.

Preface to the second edition
How this book may be used
Acknowledgements
Psychotherapy in Everyday Lifep. 1
Inner Mechanisms in Everyday Lifep. 5
Unconscious Communicationp. 17
Elementary, Though Not Necessarily Easy, Psychotherapyp. 25
Elementary Psychotherapy Continued: Symptoms, Precipitating Factors, and Psychiatric Consultationp. 32
A Note on the Observations of Psychoanalysisp. 42
Common Syndromes I: Problems of Femininity and Sexuality in Womenp. 44
Common Syndromes II: Problems of Masculinity and Sexuality in Menp. 54
The Relation with the Therapist: 'Transference'p. 73
The Dialogue of Psychotherapy and the Two Trianglesp. 84
Three Linked Themes: Aggression, Elimination of Bodily Products, and Obsessional Phenomenap. 106
Three More Linked Themes: Aggression Arising from Sibling Rivalry; Passivity and Masochism; and the Compulsion to Repeatp. 122
An Introduction to Depressionp. 137
Regression and Long-Term Therapyp. 154
Deeper Layers of Depressionp. 166
Primitive Phenomenap. 185
Termination and Breaks in Treatmentp. 216
Assessment for Psychotherapy: I. General Principlesp. 232
Assessment for Psychotherapy (Contd): II. The Importance of the Psychiatric Enquiry and Differential Diagnosisp. 240
Assessment for Psychotherapy (Contd): III. The Psychodynamic Assessment and Psychotherapeutic Forecastingp. 256
Assessment for Psychotherapy (Contd): IV. The Indications for Brief Psychotherapyp. 264
Assessment for Psychotherapy (Contd): V. Contra-Indications to Uncovering Psychotherapyp. 269
Assessment for Psychotherapy (Contd): VI. The Consequences of Making Contactp. 274
The Future of Psychotherapy and Psychodynamicsp. 280
Referencesp. 286
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9780750623872
ISBN-10: 075062387X
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th June 1995
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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