Confronting the challenge to provide sound clinical treatment in brief therapy, this timely book will enrich the practices of all psychotherapists. Designed and arranged according to the DSM-IV diagnostic categories, each chapter addresses the short-term treatment of a specific condition or patient population. Starting from the premise that psychodynamically trained clinicians already possess the requisite skills to conduct short-term treatment, the editors demonstrate how to adapt these skills to a time-limited approach.
Barbara T. Dane, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker and professional educator who has more than thirty years of experience in agency work, university teaching, private clinical practice, consulting, and training. She is currently associate professor of social work at the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, where she directs the post-master's certificate program. Dr. Dane received the faculty scholars' award in 1999 from the Soros Foundation's program on death in America. Dr. Dane maintains a private practice in New York City. Carol Tosone, Ph.D., is an associate professor and coordinator of the clinical group work area at the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work. She is also a member of the residency training faculty at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Tosone serves as editor-in-chief of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and also serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Social Work and Social Work in Health Care. Dr. Tosone maintains a private practice in New York City. Alice Wolson, D.S.W., is a clinical assistant professor at the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work. She is a graduate of Yeshiva University, and earned an analytic certificate from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and a certificate in supervision of the psychoanalytic process from the Post-graduate Center for Mental Health. Dr. Wolson provides professional consultation to agencies, and maintains a private practice in Westchester.