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Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
A clear and thorough introduction to techniques and practiceissues, as well as basic theoretical frameworks, for beginners.Psychoanalysis is not so much skill-based, as dependent upon thedevelopment of the analytic attitude, guided by principles oftechnique that are used in the clinical situation.
Alessandra Lemma's accessible guide has been based on her longexperience of teaching trainee practitioners. It includesdiscussion of interventions and the possible dynamics associatedwith the different stages of therapy: assessment, beginnings,middle and end phases of therapy. It exposes the rationaleunderlying a range of interventions and discusses research evidencewhere relevant and available. * Written by a well known author with plenty of practicalexperience * Introductory and aimed at trainees * Uniquely, it combines practical advice with theoreticalexplanationread more
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Had to read this book as part of my placement. I found it informative, easy to read and generally a good introduction to the often complex writings about psychoanalysis. I feel that this book has also acted to inform my practice a little. all-in-all good therapy manual.read more
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