If you are searching for a clear exploration of the key concepts in psychodynamic thinking and practice, then this is the book for you.
In this book Jeffrey Longhofer unravels the complex field of psychodynamic practice and lays it out in an accessible A-Z format that enables any practitioner to implement psychodynamic practice into their work with people.
Each entry introduces the reader to the fundamental aspects of psychodynamic practice: the theoretical underpinnings, key thinkers, debates and research. With 'Points for reflection and practice' and 'Key texts' throughout it provides clear guidance for day-to-day practice and further study. Whether you work in social work, psychology, counselling or related fields, this book will equip you with a broad knowledge of psychodynamic practice and its contribution to understanding human development.
Jeff Longhofer is Associate Professor of Social Work, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. He is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a trained psychoanalyst. He is co-author of two books, (2010) On Being and Having a Case Manager: A Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health (Columbia University Press, 2010) and Qualitative Methods for Practice: A Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press, NYP).