This is a step-by-step guide to the key skills and techniques of the psychodynamic approach used at each stage of the therapeutic process. Updated in a second edition, the book includes a new chapter on neuropsychology and its implications for theory and practice, new content on working in the NHS and other settings, additional case material and updates to all chapters reflecting recent literature, research and understanding.
Susan Howard is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She works on the Clinical Psychology training course at the University of Surrey, and in private practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor. Susan Howard has also written the popular title, Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The Psychodynamic Approach Becoming a Therapist: The Personal Journey towards Skilled Practice Becoming a Therapist: Other Ways to Enhance Personal Growth Therapist as Neurosurgeon: Understanding the Brain and the Implications for Psychotherapy Setting the Scene for Therapy: The Therapeutic Frame The First Sessions: The Therapeutic Alliance Working with Unconscious Communication The Theory Underlying Technique: Transference and Countertransference Types of Interpretation Interpreting the Transference and Countertransference Understanding and Working with Defences Managing the Therapeutic Process Assessment and Formulation How Do We Know it Works? And Why Has it Been So Difficult to Spread the Good News?