Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Author(s): Alessandra Lemma

Psychology & Counselling

The 2nd Edition of Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the highly successful practice-oriented handbook designed to demystify psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the field. * Updated edition of an extremely successful textbook in its field, featuring numerous updates to reflect the latest research and evidence base * Demystifies the processes underpinning psychoanalytic psychotherapy, particularly the development of the analytic attitude guided by principles of clinical technique * Provides step-by-step guidance in key areas such as how to conduct assessments, how to formulate cases in psychodynamic terms and how to approach endings * The author is a leader in the field she is General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series and a former editor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


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"This text is a thorough, thoughtful and academically rigorous approach to Freudian and Kleinian thinking today." (Therapy Today, May 2016)

ALESSANDRA LEMMA is Director of the Psychological Therapies Development Unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Visiting Professor and Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre at University College London, Visiting Professor at Sapienza University of Rome and Honorary Professor of Psychological Therapies at the University of Essex. She is the Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series, and one of the regional Editors for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has published extensively on psychoanalysis, the body and trauma.

About the Author vii Preface ix Introduction: Is Freud Dead? 1 1 Brave New Worlds: A Psychoanalysis Fit for the Twenty-First Century 12 2 An Overview of the Schools of Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice 28 3 The Process of Psychic Change 75 4 The Analytic Setting and the Analytic Attitude 94 5 Assessment and Formulation 128 6 Unconscious Communication 169 7 Defences and Resistance 194 8 Transference and Countertransference 219 9 Working with Endings 269 Conclusion: The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at Work 292 References 302 Index 327

General Fields

  • : 9781118788837
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : October 2015
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alessandra Lemma
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 616.8917
  • : 344