The Therapeutic Process attempts to present an informative, sequential, well-defined, and clinically rich guide to the process of psychodynamic psychotherapy. The book was specifically designed to have broad appeal and value, for the beginning clinician to more experienced clinician, or the clinician who also teaches students of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. For the beginning clinician, the book has many illustrative examples, and terms are well defined. For the long-time clinician, the book attempts to put clearly into words, what many of us have thought all along. This book arose from a series of lectures that were part of a course for the psychiatric residents at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, as well as from the instruction of many therapists from other mental health disciplines. The challenge in the initial instruction of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is always to be able to introduce fundamental concepts and convey the importance of a solid theoretical background, while concurrently addressing the clinician's pressing desire and often immediate requirement to understand the clinical process.
Novel heuristic models are described and illustrated in clinical vignettes, in order to quickly bring together clinical and theoretical terms with the practice and process of psychotherapy.
J. Mark Thompson is a training and supervising psychoanalyst and the director of education at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute. He is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is in the private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Thompson is the author of The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Mentalizing Tales of Dating and Marriage. Candace Cotlove is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Cotlove is in the private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis.
Chapter 1 The Goals of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Chapter 2 Initial Evaluation of the Patient Chapter 3 Formulation Chapter 4 Listening Chapter 5 Resistance and Defense Chapter 6 Transference Chapter 7 Empathy and Countertransference Chapter 8 Interpretations Chapter 9 Working Through Chapter 10 Termination