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Applying Psychoanalytic Thought to Contemporary Mental Health Practice, Paul Ian Steinberg

Advances in psychoanalytic theory and technique can be usefully applied in virtually all psychotherapeutic settings, as well as in the management of patients in many nonmental health settings, to enhance understanding of patients. In this book, Steinberg reviews a collection of his own essays, incorporating developments in psychoanalytic theory and new ideas since his essays were published. Chapters clearly describe the evolving psychoanalytic approaches to treatment and illustrate how to use psychoanalytic concepts when working with patients. A variety of clinical situations are covered, including group psychotherapy, partial hospitalization, and individual psychotherapy. This book provides the foundation of analysis andoffers varied clinical experiences appealing to a wide range of practitioners and case examples offering descriptive details and interventions. This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals wanting to improve their working relationships with patients
Table Of Contents
Part A:PSYCHOANALYTIC UNDERSTANDING -- 1. Internal Images and External Bonds: A Little Psychoanalytic Theory -- 2. Who is My Patient? The Importance of Relational Anamnesis in Psychodynamic Formulation -- 3. Understanding and Management of Some More Severe Disturbances -- Part B: GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAMS -- 4. Danger from Within: Threats of Violence in Group Psychotherapy -- 5. Danger from Without: Threats of Violence to Third Parties in Group Psychotherapy -- 6. Freud in the Clinic: The Psychodynamic Psychiatry Service of the University of Alberta Hospital-A 30-Year History -- 7. Groups That Support Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy: The Function and Place of Structured Groups in Psychodynamically Oriented Day Treatment for Personality Disorders -- 8. Hatred and Fear: Projective Identification in Group Psychotherapy -- Part C: INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOANALYTIC/PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY -- 9.Clarification and Confrontation: Two Techniques of Supportive Psychotherapy 10. Coping with Catastrophic Feelings: Therapeutic Relationship with Patients Suffering from Chronic, Serious or Life-Threatening Illness-Lessons from HIV-AIDS-Related Illness -- 11. Whipped Cream and Other Delights: A Reverie and Its Aftermath
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non fiction
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1 online resource (210 pages)
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