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


ISBN: 9780786723102

Page: 416

View: 233

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: 736

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

Effective psychotherapy is not something mysterious or magical in which "
anything goes." On the contrary, our study showed that the process of a
successful psychotherapy follows a patterned set of operations. What's Doing
Psychotherapy ...

Doing Psychotherapy Effectively

Author: Mona Sue Weissmark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226891699

Page: 188

View: 160

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

View: 908

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".

Psychotherapy Tradecraft The Technique And Style Of Doing

Confirming earlier studies, Prochaska and Norcross (1983) found that
psychotherapists spend a little over half their professional working time doing
psychotherapy. Sixty-five percent of treatment services offered was individual

Psychotherapy Tradecraft  The Technique And Style Of Doing

Author: Theodore H. Blau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317772695

Page: 320

View: 144

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

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: 892

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.

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This is a difficult thing to do, but in my view it represents a necessary direction of
travel for counselling and psychotherapy. At the present time, it is hard for anyone
who is considering an action research project to know what to do because there ...

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147391146X

Page: 288

View: 966

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 ( 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 Counselling Research

1. Doing. Counselling. Research. This book is written both for counsellors
intending to carry out research, and for counsellors who read research in the
hope of finding knowledge and understanding that will help them to improve their

Doing Counselling Research

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941088

Page: 227

View: 598

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

Doing Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

I didn't challenge their faith; I rarely do. Their faith, moreover, was about the only
certainty in a family of alcoholism, verbal abuse, unreliability, great marital conflict
, and parents who were themselves deeply unhappy. “My parents think what ...

Doing Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Author: Richard Bromfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470145854

Page: 320

View: 299

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.

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: 553

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.

Psychotherapy Pearls

Critical Insights for Doing Psychotherapy Fred M. Levin, Meyer S. Gunther. FRED
M. LEVIN is on faculty of Northwestern University Fineberg School of Medicine (
Psychiatry), Chicago Medical School (Neurology), and the Chicago and ...

Psychotherapy Pearls

Author: Fred M. Levin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462822287

Page: 296

View: 601

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

Why I Became a Psychotherapist

7 Becoming a Psychologist-Clinician MORRIS N. EAGLE For me, becoming a
psychologist is the primary story and becoming a psychotherapist is one aspect
of being a psychologist. I cannot imagine doing only psychotherapy, that is, doing

Why I Became a Psychotherapist

Author: Joseph Reppen

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461662567

Page: 326

View: 851

Mentoring intersects memoir as 31 illustrious psychotherapist share the origins of their professional ambitions and, mixing authority with levity, selectively describe their professional odysseys. Martin A. Schulman reflects on his “deformative years” in the European Jewish culture of the Bronx. Sebastiano Santostefano remembers his youth in the less predictable crucible of rurarl Sicily, where his father and grandfather, functioning as village therapists, mediated family disputes. He divides his recollections into cycles of which his integrative approach to work with children is the intellectual climax. Jeffrey Seinfeld, who spent much of his adolescence in “special rehabilitation facilities for acting-out youth” (i.e. reform schools), regards his own psychotherapy as a form of salvation and the practice of psychotherapy as a calling. Martha Stark expresses the passion she sought and the engagement she found when she reconciled her strengths of heart and mind as a psychoanalyst in the title for her contribution: “If You Love Your Job, You’ll Never Work Another Day in Your Life.” Among Joseph Reppen’s other recruits are Maria Bergmann, Morris Eagle, Althea Horner, and Ruth Lax—sources all of career counsel, professional confessional, and high-brow gossip.

Psychotherapy Lives Intersecting

—Scott I began doing psychotherapy in 1959 and, while a full-time professor for a
number of years after that, continued to see patients, gradually increasing the
number I worked with until I began formal psychoanalytic training some fifteen ...

Psychotherapy  Lives Intersecting

Author: Louis Breger

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412846935

Page: 154

View: 797

In the best therapeutic tradition, Louis Breger describes contemporary theories and research in the field of analytic psychotherapy. Through the framework of his personal experiences as a scholar, researcher, and therapist, he focuses on his relationships with patients over the span of his fifty-year career. He records their reactions, in their own words, to their experience with psychotherapy many years after its conclusion. The author surveyed over thirty former patients to see if their progress, begun in therapy, had continued, expanded, or regressed. They were asked to highlight what they remembered as being most helpful, therapeutic, or curative in their treatment. The book is a unique long-term follow-up demonstrating the effectiveness of modern analytic psychotherapy. Breger primarily deals with the connections between therapist and patient. This is a professional memoir of the life of the psychotherapist dealing with trials as a young practitioner, lessons learned, and personal reflections on the choices, including mistakes, made along the way. Young therapists, and those who are in or considering psychotherapy, will find it helpful to have access to this self-reflective approach. Extracts from the patients are extensive and informative, giving the reader the opportunity to see therapy from their perspectives. The book also centers on the development of the therapist over his career span. Breger acknowledges that his understanding of patient care has improved over time in the eyes of his patients. In a larger sense, the book contains lessons for all psychotherapists. This is an important, unique, and innovative work. *Click here for an interview with the author. *Click here for an interview with the author on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny

Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy

the psychoneuroses ; and he cannot very well do that without gaining some
insight into his own unconscious processes . ... The doctor ... 176-7 ) For
therapists , doing psychotherapy is their destiny , Jung seems to be saying .
Psychotherapy is ...

Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy

Author: David Sedgwick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415183390

Page: 181

View: 666

Outlining a modern Jungian approach to psychotherapy, David Sedgwick explains the Jungian approach to the therapeutic relationship and the treatment process. He also introduces key aspects from other theoretical perspectives.

Liberation Psychotherapy

It was quite serendipitous that all the years of studying academic psychology fit
so perfectly with my years of doing psychotherapy. The idea of system from all my
theological training kept me internally asking theoretical questions.

Liberation Psychotherapy

Author: Frank Morris


ISBN: 1847287220

Page: 136

View: 722

A tight overview of the therapeutic system developed over a span of forty years. Astute readers know there is no authoritative 'Right Way', signed and sealed by the potentate of all healing. The best any writer can do is be confessional, as true to science as possible, and report on decades of clinical experience. The following chapters are written with those principles in mind. Explore and prove by your own observations...Frank Reinhardt Morris


During the 1990s, the economic policies of the managed care industry made it
less likely that a psychiatrist would do both psychotherapy and
psychopharmacology for a given patient. Last year one of us met with an area
clinical director (a ...


Author: Alex N. Sabo

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674725190

Page: 337

View: 147

Managed care has radically reshaped health care in the United States, and private long-term psychotherapy is increasingly a thing of the past. The corporatization of mental health care often puts therapists in professional quandaries. How can they do the therapeutic work they were trained to do with clients whom they may barely know, whose care is intruded upon by managed care administrators? With unrelenting pressure to substitute medications for therapy and standardized behavior protocols for individualized approaches, what becomes of the therapist–client relationship? Unflinchingly honest, The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice offers both compelling stories and practical advice on maintaining one’s therapeutic integrity in the managed care era. Resisting a one-size-fits-all approach, the authors focus on the principles of forming relationships with patients, and especially patients likely to be under-served (e.g., the uninsured poor) or difficult to treat. The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice gives voice to therapists’ frustrations with the administrative constraints under which they work. But it accepts the reality and offers guidance and inspiration to committed therapists everywhere.

Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

The therapist should not ask children how they feel unless the feeling is
associated strongly with what the children are doing now or plan to do in the
future. Talking about a feeling may temporarily make the child feel better, but it
does not ...

Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Author: H. Thompson Prout

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118772695

Page: 432

View: 715

A comprehensive, theory-based approach to working with young clients in both school and clinical settings Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, Fifth Edition provides mental health professionals and students with state-of-the-art theory and practical guidance for major contemporary psychotherapeutic schools of thought. Children and adolescents are not just small adults; they have their own needs, requirements, and desires, on top of the issues presented by still-developing brains and limited life perspective. Providing care for young clients requires a deep understanding of the interventions and approaches that work alongside growing brains, and the practical skill to change course to align with evolving personalities. The thoroughly revised fifth edition is a comprehensive reference, complete with expert insight. Organized around theory, this book covers both clinical and school settings in the fields of psychology, counseling, and social work. Coverage of the latest thinking and practice includes Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused, Family Systems, and Play Therapy, providing a complete resource for any mental health expert who works with young people. Understand the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapeutic interventions Discover the ethical and legal implications of working with children and adolescents Learn how to employ culturally responsive counseling with younger clients Examine interventions for children and adolescents with disabilities and health care needs This updated edition includes a stronger emphasis on the clinical application of theory to specific disorders of childhood and adolescence, and new coverage of the legal and ethical issues related to social media. Chapters include a case studies and online resources that make it ideal for classroom use, and new chapters on Solution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy enhance usefulness to practicing therapists. Expert guidance covers techniques for working with individuals, groups, and parents, and explores the efficacy of the theories under discussion.

Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations

The ideological school to which the group leader belonged actually had little to
do with the success rate of any of the ... The next obvious question—and one very
relevant to psychotherapy—is: Which type of leader had the best, and which the ...

Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations

Author: Philip J. Flores

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789035294

Page: 774

View: 100

Be more effective in group therapy with addicted clients Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory, Third Edition is the newly revised edition of the classic text, that provides you with proven strategies for defeating alcohol and drug addiction through group psychotherapy. Philip J. Flores, a highly regarded expert in the treatment of alcoholism and in group psychotherapy brings together practical applications of 12-step programs and psychodynamic groups. This updated book explores the latest in constructive benefits of group therapy to chemically dependent individuals, providing opportunities to share and identify with others who are going through similar problems, to understand their own attitudes about addiction by confronting similar attitudes in others, and to learn to communicate their needs and feelings more directly. Topics in Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory, Third Edition include: alcoholism, addiction, and psychodynamic theories of addiction alcoholics anonymous and group psychotherapy use of confrontational techniques in the group inpatient group psychotherapy characteristics of the leader transference in the group resistance in groups preparing the chemically dependent person for group the curative process in group therapy integrating a modern analytic approach a discussion of object relations theory group psychotherapy, AA, and twelve-step programs diagnosis and addiction treatment treatment issues at early, middle, and late stages of treatment a discussion of guidelines and priorities for group leaders countertransference special considerations of resistance to addiction termination of treatment Professionals working in group therapy and addictions will find Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory, Third Edition an invaluable resource emphasizing the positive and constructive opportunities group psychotherapy brings to the chemically dependent individual.

Why Do Research in Psychotherapy

What do you think he is going to do with the dream the patient just mentioned ?
My first relationship with psychotherapy research did not seem to be with genuine
research , but it was in the general neighborhood . I was more of an on - the - job

Why Do Research in Psychotherapy

Author: Al Mahrer

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Page: 246

View: 294

The field of psychotherapy research faces many serious problems that are rarely discussed, and these problems could have profound effects on its future. This book provides frank and open discussion of some of the key issues pertaining to psychotherapy research, using a fresh and inspiring angle. Revolution in Psychotherapy Research makes a convincing case for the implementation of a discovery-oriented approach which will revolutionise the psychotherapy research field.