Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Author(s): Alessandra Lemma

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470844588

Online ISBN: 9780470713426

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713426

About this Book

A clear and thorough introduction to techniques and practice issues, as well as basic theoretical frameworks, for beginners. Psychoanalysis is not so much skill-based, as dependent upon the development of the analytic attitude, guided by principles of technique that are used in the clinical situation.

Alessandra Lemma's accessible guide has been based on her long experience of teaching trainee practitioners. It includes discussion of interventions and the possible dynamics associated with the different stages of therapy: assessment, beginnings, middle and end phases of therapy. It exposes the rationale underlying a range of interventions and discusses research evidence where relevant and available.
* Written by a well known author with plenty of practical experience
* Introductory and aimed at trainees
* Uniquely, it combines practical advice with theoretical explanation

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