Generations of clinicians have valued "Principles of Psychotherapy" for its breadth of coverage and accessibility and the author's ability to gather many elements into a unified presentation. The third edition presents the conceptual and empirical foundations of evidence-based practice perspectives of psychodynamic theory. It also offers case examples illustrating what a therapist might say and do in various circumstances. In addition, it includes discussion of broader psychodynamic perspectives on short-term therapy. Mental health professionals will benefit from the revised edition's inclusion of empirically based guidelines for conducting effective psychotherapy.
Preface. PART ONE: INTRODUCTION. Chapter 1. The Nature and Goals of Psychotherapy. Chapter 2. The Patient. Chapter 3. The Therapist. Chapter 4. Theory Research and Process in Psychotherapy. PART TWO: THE INITIAL PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY. Chapter 5. Evaluation and Assessment. Chapter 6. The Treatment Contract. Chapter 7. Conduct of the Interview. Case Interlude I: Evaluation and Assessment of Ms. A. PART THREE: THE MIDDLE PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY. Chapter 8. Communicating Understanding: Interpretation. Chapter 9. Interference with Communication: Resistance. Chapter 10. The Psychotherapy Relationship: Transference. Chapter 11. The Psychotherapy Relationship: Countertransference. PART FOUR: THE FINAL PHASE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY. Chapter 12. Termination. Case Interlude-II: Psychotherapy with Ms. A. References. Author Index. Subject Index.