The Facilitating Partnership: A Winnicottian Approach for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

The Facilitating Partnership: A Winnicottian Approach for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

By: Jeffrey S. Applegate (author), Jennifer M. Bonovitz (author)Paperback

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In The Facilitating Partnership, Jeffrey Applegate and Jennifer Bonovitz show how D. W. Winnicott's therapeutic ideas and technique are particularly relevant to a agency-based psychodynamic treatment of clients whose histories of deprivation and trauma historically have made them unlikely-and reluctant-candidates for in-depth clinical services. Winnicott's concepts are especially powerful in capturing the "silent," supportive, sustaining, relationship-based dimensions of clinical work and the authors provide an accessible language for explicating these invaluable activities. Through extensive case vignettes, Applegate and Bonovitz demonstrate that interventions emerging from Winnicott's key concepts-the good enough mother, the holding environment-can bolster clients' ego strengths and coping capacities while promoting their psychosocial development in ways that help them profoundly alter maladaptive life patterns. A Jason Aronson Book

About Author

Jeffrey S. Applegate, D.S.W., is a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, where he maintains a part-time private practice. A native midwesterner, he obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from Indiana University. He was a Fellow in the Post-Master's Training Program in Clinical Social Work at the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas, and earned his doctorate in clinical social work theory and research from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Jennifer M. Bonovitz, Ph.D., is in the private practice of clinical social work and psychoanalysis in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania and is a guest faculty member of the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute and the Faculty Institute of the Pennsylvania Clinical Social Work Society. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Bonovitz earned her Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Social Work from the University of Sydney, Australia. She received her M.S.W. from the Smith College School for Social Work, which she attended on a Fulbright Scholarship, and her doctorate from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute, the first social worker ever accepted to this program.


Part 1 PART I. WINNICOTT: PERSON, THEORIST, CLINICIAN Chapter 2 Finding an Approach to Helping Chapter 3 Winnicott's Developmental Theory Chapter 4 Winnicott's Concepts of Vulnerability and Disturbance Part 5 PART II. PRACTICE Chapter 6 The Holding Environment Chapter 7 Ego Relatedness Chapter 8 The Transitional Process Chapter 9 Object Relating and Object Use Chapter 10 The True and False Self Part 11 PART III. BROADER IMPLICATIONS Chapter 12 The Good-Enough Social Worker

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780765702012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780765702012
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 0765702010

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