This fourth edition of Introduction to Psychotherapy builds on the success of the previous three editions and remains an essential purchase for trainee psychotherapists, psychiatrists and other professionals. It has been revised and extended to capture some of the current themes, controversies and issues relevant to psychotherapy as it is practised today.
Bateman has added new chapters on attachment theory and personality disorder and has developed further the research sections on selection and outcome. His new chapter on further therapies covers a variety of therapeutic movements and establishes links between these and classical psychoanalytical therapies.
Introduction to Psychotherapy is a classic text that has been successfully updated to provide a relevant and essential introduction for anyone interested in psychotherapy.
Anthony Bateman is a Consultant Psychotherapist at St Ann's Hospital, London. Dennis Brown worked at the Group Analytic Practice in London and at the Institute of Group Analysis in London. Jonathan Pedder was Consultant Psychotherapist at the Maudsley Hospital in London.
Foreword to the first edition. Foreword to the second edition. Foreword to the third edition. Foreword to the fourth edition. Prologue. Part I: Psychodynamic Principles. Introduction to psychodynamic principles. Historical background to dynamic psychotherapy. The concept of conflict. Unconscious processes. Anxiety and psychic pain. Defence mechanisms. Motivational drives. Developmental phases. Attachment theory. Models of the mind. Therapeutic relationships. Part II: Psychodynamic practice. Introduction to psychodynamic practice. Elements of psychotherapy. Levels of psychotherapy. Psychoanalysis and analytic psychotherapy. Group psychotherapy. Family and couple therapy. Social therapy. Encounter and beyond. Further therapies. Personality Disorder. Selection. Outcome and research. Appendix