Doing Psychotherapy

Here is a practical guide to doing psychotherapy which, unlike most other manuals that present an idealized view of the therapist-patient relationship, shows what the therapeutic encounter is really like.

Doing Psychotherapy

Author: Michael Franz Basch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780786723102

Page: 416

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Here is a practical guide to doing psychotherapy which, unlike most other manuals that present an idealized view of the therapist-patient relationship, shows what the therapeutic encounter is really like. Using detailed excerpts from clinical protocols, and without omitting the inevitable mistakes that a therapist will make, Dr. Basch draws the reader into the therapeutic dialogue as a way of experiencing what actually happens in the course of treatment with cases of varying complexity.The author focuses on the treatment of the kind of patients who, though likely to make up the majority of a therapist's practice, are generally ignored in training guides--those who are not acutely disturbed, whose pathology is minimal, but whose personal relationships are usually troubled, unsatisfying, and frequently destructive. Dr. Basch's approach, developed over twenty years of practicing and teaching psychotherapy, is dynamic and analytic in that he considers the management of the transference relationship as basic to the treatment process. however, he avoids the rigidities often associated with the classical psychoanalytic position and does not hesitate to incorporate into his teaching methods techniques associated with other "schools" of therapy. Throughout, he stresses building on the patient's strengths rather than searching for pathology.This wise and useful book not only will prove invaluable to all beginning psychotherapists--whether their background is one of psychiatry, psychology, or social work--but will also serve as an ideal refresher for those more experienced in clinical work.

Doing Psychotherapy A Trauma and Attachment Informed Approach

This book teaches assessment, treatment plans, enhancing the therapeutic relationship, and ethics and boundary issues, all within a general framework of attachment theory and trauma.

Doing Psychotherapy  A Trauma and Attachment Informed Approach

Author: Robin Shapiro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393713342

Page: 240

View: 469

How to start, do, and complete psychotherapy that is trauma-and attachment-based as well as culturally informed. Most books about doing psychotherapy are tied to particular psychotherapeutic practices. Here, seasoned clinical author Robin Shapiro teaches readers the ins and outs of a trauma- and attachment- informed approach that is not tied to any one model or method. This book teaches assessment, treatment plans, enhancing the therapeutic relationship, and ethics and boundary issues, all within a general framework of attachment theory and trauma. Practical chapters talk about working with attachment problems, grief, depression, cultural differences, affect tolerance, anxiety, addiction, trauma, skill- building, suicidal ideation, psychosis, and the beginning and end of therapy. Filled with examples, suggestions for dialogue, and questions for a variety of therapeutic situation, Shapiro’s conversational tone makes the book very relatable. Early- career therapists will refer to it for years to come, and veteran practitioners looking for a refresher (or introduction) to the latest in trauma and attachment work will find it especially useful.

Doing Psychotherapy Effectively

Doing Psychotherapy Effectively proposes much-needed answers to the puzzling questions of what therapists actually do when they are effective.

Doing Psychotherapy Effectively

Author: Mona Sue Weissmark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226891699

Page: 188

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Psychotherapy is a $2.5 billion business in the United States, but no one can answer the basic question of how therapy works. No watchdog groups rank therapists for potential consumers; no one school of thought has proven to be superior to another. And no method has emerged for determining what makes therapy successful for some but not for others. Doing Psychotherapy Effectively proposes much-needed answers to the puzzling questions of what therapists actually do when they are effective. Mona Sue Weissmark and Daniel A. Giacomo offer a unique mode of evaluation that focuses not on a particular school of therapy but on the relationship between therapist and patient. Their approach, the "Harvard Psychotherapy Coding Method," begins with the assumption that good therapeutic relationships are far from intuitive. Successful relationships follow a pattern of behaviors that can be identified and quantified, as the authors demonstrate through clinical research and videotaped sessions of expert therapists. Likewise, positive changes in the patient, observed through client feedback and case studies, can be described operationally; they involve the process of overcoming feelings of detachment, helplessness, and rigidity and becoming more involved, effective, and adaptable. Weissmark and Giacomo explain and ground these principles in the practice of psychotherapy, making Doing Psychotherapy Effectively an accessible and pragmatic work which will give readers a tool for measuring therapeutic effectiveness and further understanding human transformation. For the first time, successful therapy is described in a way that can be practiced and communicated.

Doing Supportive Psychotherapy

Doing psychotherapy is one of the most intimate and exciting things a mental
health professional can do, yet so many textbooks on psychotherapy don't
capture this immediacy. This includes books that have accompanying videos with
actors ...

Doing Supportive Psychotherapy

Author: John Battaglia, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615372628

Page: 152

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The author of Doing Supportive Psychotherapy set out to address a paradox: although conducting psychotherapy is one of the most intimate and exciting things a mental health professional can do, many textbooks on the subject are dull, with formal, stilted dialogue between patient and therapist which prompts the question, "Does anyone really talk like that?" This text was designed to be different. In a dynamic, informal style, the book draws the reader in, providing the essential building blocks that are both applicable to any mental health discipline and compatible with any type of psychotherapy. The dozens of case examples presented were taken from actual cases and illustrate a full range of interactions...from the excellent to the seemingly ineffective: all have instructional value. Likewise, the dialogue between therapist and patient is conversational in a realistic way, sometimes eloquent, sometimes not. This approach gives the reader a true sense of the scope of the therapeutic interaction. In addition, the underlying structure of the book is logical and easy to grasp, beginning with the evolution of supportive psychotherapy and ending with a chapter on termination. * The principles of learning to do a psychodynamic formulation are outlined in a step-by-step fashion, making it easy to learn, progress, and practice.* The concepts and techniques explored throughout the book are grounded in the psychotherapy literature, and evidence-based research is cited where relevant.* The book emphasizes that psychotherapy is an inexact science, therapists are human, and the process of therapy is a journey that is constantly changing rather than static. This approach reassures the reader, who feels supported in a "holding environment" while learning psychotherapy. * The text is short and sweet, designed to teach essentials and include "just enough" to get clinicians started in supportive psychotherapy. * Although the text is targeted at readers on the path toward becoming psychotherapists (social workers, family counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists), those who don't conduct psychotherapy will find it an essential tool for learning how to understand patients as well as for learning strategies and techniques for keeping a good therapeutic alliance (which inevitably translates into good medication compliance). Doing Supportive Psychotherapy is a brief, spirited book, which functions as both instructional text and paean to psychotherapy. In vigorous, personal prose, the author leaves readers with the message that they are not alone as they venture into the overwhelmingly complex, perplexing, and yet totally wonderful endeavor of the "talking cure".

Doing Psychotherapy with Men

Dr. Ashfield's book will undoubtedly be a guiding resource for decades to come." - Dr. Elizabeth Celi Psychologist, Author and Health Consultant. John A. Ashfield PhD is a bestselling author, educator and psychotherapist.

Doing Psychotherapy with Men

Author: John Ashfield

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781921601248

Page: 234

View: 971

"Dr. Ashfield's book productively challenges us to break the perceptual biases and misconceptions that have developed around masculinity. His book powerfully reminds us of our accountability as therapists to recognize inherent masculine qualities and how they can be utilised in empowering men to shape for themselves - with the added understanding and nonjudgemental support of their community - better mental health outcomes. Dr. Ashfield's book will undoubtedly be a guiding resource for decades to come." - Dr. Elizabeth Celi Psychologist, Author and Health Consultant. John A. Ashfield PhD is a bestselling author, educator and psychotherapist. He is widely recognised for his innovative work and writing in the fields of male psychology and mental health. Dr Ashfield has also been a pioneer of post-graduate clinical education in psycho-oncology and palliative care, and is a keen advocate of interdisciplinary scholarship, and the articulation of research, education, and clinical practice. He resides in Adelaide, South Australia.

Doing Counselling Research

As an introduction to the basic principles of research and inquiry, Doing
Counselling Research, second edition is ideal for trainees and for practitioners
who are learning about the research process for the first time. Leading
researcher and ...

Doing Counselling Research

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941088

Page: 227

View: 516

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Supported by a companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/mcleod) offering relevant journal articles, sample ethical consent forms, links to open access research tools and more, this is an indispensable resource for any counselling ...

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473911451

Page: 288

View: 726

From leading researcher and bestselling author, John McLeod, this substantially rewritten and restructured third edition is the most accessible and comprehensive 'how to' guide on conducting a successful research project in counselling and psychotherapy. Taking you step-by-step through the research process, this new edition includes: A list of 9 basic principles for doing meaningful and practically useful research Chapters on basic research skills: developing a research question, critically evaluating research studies, compiling a research proposal, using qualitative and quantitative methods, and fulfilling the requirements of ethics committees Chapters on 5 main types of research product that can be accomplished by novice researchers: qualitative interview studies, systematic case studies, practice-based outcome research, autoethnographic inquiry, and publishable literature reviews Guidance on how to get your work published. Supported by a companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/mcleod) offering relevant journal articles, sample ethical consent forms, links to open access research tools and more, this is an indispensable resource for any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Doing Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Overall, this book is a gem." —Harinder S. Ghuman, MD, Community Mental Health Journal "Highly pragmatic and thoughtful...The teachers in this text are the patients.

Doing Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Author: Richard Bromfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470121815

Page: 320

View: 310

This readable guide for therapists and therapists-in-training lays out the theoretical essence and practical essentials of doing child and adolescent psychotherapy from the referral call to the last goodbye.

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice

Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems.

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice

Author: Arnold M. Washton

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462504381

Page: 312

View: 959

Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. Detailed is an integrated, flexible psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients "where they are," and addressing substance use within the larger context of their lives. The authors describe in very pragmatic terms how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients in different stages of change. Techniques are brought to life with numerous case vignettes, and appendices include reproducible client forms and handouts.

Psychotherapy Tradecraft

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Psychotherapy Tradecraft

Author: Theodore H. Blau

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876304792

Page: 308

View: 719

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Serendipity

Here are practical, easy-to-read essays that portray what one practitioner perceives happens in psychotherapy.

Serendipity

Author: H. D. Johns

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412060621

Page: 252

View: 646

Here are practical, easy-to-read essays that portray what one practitioner perceives happens in psychotherapy. He reports his perceptions in a style that is both admittedly subjective and is easy to understand. What Einstein is reported to have said about the universe seems applicable to all of life, and to psychotherapy: "When I stand at the edge of the universe and look out it appears to be more like a great idea than a great machine." In listening to troubled people he works with every day, he jots down ideas for monographs and eventually writes up some of them. Out of some five hundred of these ideas, here are 65 which he calls "discoveries" or "observations" or "solutions to problems." They are "Serendipitous" in that they appeared unexpectedly along the traveled way. His main reason for writing them is so his children (both of whom are successful psychotherapists), and his students will remember some of his thoughts and his ideas of how therapy works. About his therapy he says, "I use lots of metaphors in my work, ala Milton Erickson. Central in this book, as in my practice, is an emphasis on Communication. As a Transactional Analyst, first trained in Psychoanalysis, I hold Sigmund FreudOs two basic ideas sacred: 1) the causative nature of all behavior, and 2) the importance of the unconscious. Hence my interest in Dream Analysis and Body Language. And because I firmly believe 'The way you talk is the way you is,' I place a lot of emphasis on semantics."

How to Do Experiential Psychotherapy

Introduction This experiential psychotherapy is an intensive , powerful approach
that provides the ready and willing patient ... You do not need any background in
experiential psychotherapy , and the manual is cordial both to beginning and ...

How to Do Experiential Psychotherapy

Author: Alvin R. Mahrer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 153

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Doing Good

"This addition to the literature on psychotherapy, will appeal both to trainee and practising therapists and counsellors, for people in therapy, and for those considering embarking upon it."--BOOK JACKET.

Doing Good

Author: Peter Lomas

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192628688

Page: 144

View: 803

Over the past decade, psychotherapy and counselling have become more and more popular, with many people turning to therapists in the hope of finding a better, happier, more fulfilling life. In this cogently argued and beautifully written book, Peter Lomas, argues that as psychotherapy entersthe mainstream, therapists have become dependent on the technical aspects of their profession at the expense of the many moral issues involved. Indeed, they have become so afraid of moralizing or of departing from what Lomas views as a spurious scientific neutrality that the dialogue betweentherapist and patient tends to be distorted, potentially confusing, and too remote from the healthy reality of ordinary conversation. In this provocative analysis, drawing on his day-to-day experience of working with patients, Peter Lomas explores the consequences of this dichotomy, such as theloss of spontaneity and avoidance of closeness which may hinder rather than help the healing process. He looks at the problems associated with issues of power, and its abuse, which is central to psychotherapy, and explores the dilemmas involved when there is a clash of moral beliefs between the twopeople. This is a lucid and thought-provoking addition to the literature on psychotherapy, and will appeal both to trainee and practising therapists and counsellors, for people in therapy, and for those considering embarking upon it.

Doing Counselling Research

This book is highly recommended' - Changes Written specifically for trainee and practising counsellors, this is the first practical, all-encompassing introduction to the strategies employed in counselling and psychotherapy research.

Doing Counselling Research

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780803978034

Page: 224

View: 789

`This is a book I would recommend to any course which deals with research... up to date and sophisticated, a good guide for the student' - Self & Society `For "counselling" read "counselling and psychotherapy"! This excellent book helps fill a gap in the basic literature and is long overdue... in a clear, very readable way, it introduces counsellors and therapists to the basic relevant methods and approaches to research... This book is highly recommended' - Changes Written specifically for trainee and practising counsellors, this is the first practical, all-encompassing introduction to the strategies employed in counselling and psychotherapy research. Taking an i

Psychotherapy Pearls

Most textbooks tackle one or the other, but we believe this is wasteful, since it makes most sense to us to consider technique in close proximity to our discussions of the very illnesses and problems for which our technique is designed to ...

Psychotherapy Pearls

Author: Fred M. Levin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781413404722

Page: 300

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Psychotherapy Pearls began as a personal project to capture as many of the clinical insights as possible from the careers of its two authors, Fred Levin and Meyer Gunther. Such wisdom accumulates piecemeal only from the continued intensive experience of working each day with patients who are suffering from a vast array of difficulties: narcissistic deficits, depressions, anxiety and phobic disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar illness (so-called manic depressive disorder), Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses, mourning and melancholia, and so forth. The only way to learn about specific people is to become immersed in their psyche: to care with and about them, over long periods of time, and only then can one learn to respect the dignity and power of individuals as they patiently find enduring solutions to their problems. To be part of this intensity is a great privilege, as well as a responsibility. Out of respect for those we have worked with, both colleagues and patients, and in order to make things a bit easier for those who wish to improve their knowledge of psychotherapy theory and technique, we have worked diligently to state our hard won insights clearly for students of all levels of experience and sophistication. One unique feature of Psychotherapy Pearls is that we cover both technique and psychopathology in one book. Most textbooks tackle one or the other, but we believe this is wasteful, since it makes most sense to us to consider technique in close proximity to our discussions of the very illnesses and problems for which our technique is designed to address. Moreover, in considering technique we center our thinking about common sense psychology which most readers have been thinking about, whether they realize it or not, from the beginning of their lives, but without ever pulling these bits of insight together into a body of knowledge or theory as such. For example, our book begins with the following subjects: feelings, beginning therapy, listening, empathy, idealization, paying attention, free association, therapeutic relationship, referrals, patient selection, diagnosis, calming down, transference, resistance, defense, working through, and so forth. It is not possible to cover everything in any book on a single subject. But we try hard not to leave out essentials, or correlated matters. For example, we cover not only suicidal, but homicidal impulses; biological as well as psychological illnesses; theoretical issues and practical matters. In the latter category, we consider such matters as how to decide when and whom to refer patients to and whom and when to accept patients into treatment, how to keep one's patient records, and how best to manage such things as vacation absences, billings, and even how to plan for the possible death of the therapist (i.e. how to help the patient deal with our absence, whether brief or permanent). We have taken the time to personally create the index for our book, because we believe that only the author's involved can generate the proper subject headings, or know where important ideas appear in the text. This should make our book more user friendly than many other books where the index is generated simply on the basis of some computer program for doing so, without the sensitivity of the authors being involved in the process. The reader may appreciate that each of the subject chapters have been discussed at length after they were composed by the authors, as we reviewed each word of our text, and debated with each other our conclusions, nuances, and wording. Often these debates lasted into the evening, and intense feelings were aroused on both sides. But our goal in this process was always finding a common denominator which we could better explicate for the reader, without doing any injustice to the complexity and evern beauty of the questions being asked. The mind and brain are complex beyond bel

Issues in Psychotherapy

If fees were cut in half tomorrow , we would stay with doing psychotherapy . We
like it . We would adjust our life styles . 3 . Do you feel uncomfortable or guilty
about being in the private practice of psychotherapy ? Yes , though not most of
the ...

Issues in Psychotherapy

Author: William G. Herron

Publisher: Brady

ISBN:

Page: 201

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The Method of Levels

Based on Perceptual Control Theory, this therapeutic method leaves the patient in control with no interference from the therapist. Carey shows how to ask very simple questions about background thoughts to assist a friend in distress.

The Method of Levels

Author: Timothy A. Carey

Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ

ISBN: 0974015547

Page: 178

View: 612

Based on Perceptual Control Theory, this therapeutic method leaves the patient in control with no interference from the therapist. Carey shows how to ask very simple questions about background thoughts to assist a friend in distress.

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Finally , I would summarize this chapter by saying that it is appropriate to use the
Self in doing psychotherapy because it is the Self which is doing the
psychotherapy anyway , and it works out best to recognize this . comment Felder ,
like Ellis ...

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Dugald Sinclair Arbuckle

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Page: 231

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