Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Principles and Techniques in the Era of Managed Care

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Principles and Techniques in the Era of Managed Care

ISBN: 0880483474

ISBN 13: 9780880483476

Publication Date: January 01, 1998

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing

Pages: 270

Format: Paperback

Authors: Robert J. Ursano, Stephen M. Sonnenberg, Susan G. Lazar

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Written in clear, precise language by seasoned and respected experts in the field, the "Concise Guide to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Principles and Techniques in the Era of Managed Care," Second Edition, provides concise, thoroughly updated coverage of all the major principles and important issues in psychodynamic psychotherapy, including concepts and techniques, initiation and termination of treatment, and patient evaluation and education. Four key chapters review resistance and defense, transference, countertransference, and dreams, furnishing a wealth of practical suggestions for the beginning therapist. A special chapter covers a host of practice issues not commonly addressed in the standard training curricula, including the office setting, suicidal and dangerous patients, and what to do when the therapist makes errors. This convenient reference source contains numerous tables and charts that highlight important points and relevant clinical material. This multipurpose guide also reviews data from efficacy and cost-effectiveness studies and emphasizes that psychodynamic psychotherapy remains an essential, effective part of mental health care even in the managed care world.Developing expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy is a lifelong endeavor. In that endeavor, this concise guide will become an invaluable reference to experienced and novice mental health professionals alike as they enhance their skill through these proven, effective techniques.


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