Psychoanalytic Therapy: Principles and Application

Psychoanalytic Therapy: Principles and Application

Paperback Bison Books in Clinical Psychology

By (author) Franz G. Alexander, By (author) Thomas Morton French

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  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Format: Paperback | 353 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 198mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1980
  • Publication City/Country: Lincoln
  • ISBN 10: 0803259034
  • ISBN 13: 9780803259034
  • Sales rank: 641,353

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First published in 1946, "Psychoanalytic Therapy" stands as a classic presentation of "brief therapy". The volume, which is based upon nearly six hundred cases, derives from a concerted effort at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis to define the principles that make possible a psychotherapy shorter and more efficient than traditional psychoanalysis and to develop specific techniques of treatment. While taking a psychoanalytic approach, the authors urge the therapist to plan carefully and sensibly to avoid letting every case drift into "interminable" psychoanalysis. They address not only psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, but also psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and "all whose work is closely concerned with human relationships."

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"Represents a most important contribution and advance in psychiatry. It will be read and discussed by all interested in the field." A.L. Brush in Survey Psychotherapists will find it stimulating and challenging. It marks one of the high points in the maturation of psychotherapy." U.S. Quarterly Booklist "Important and seminal volume." Judd Marmor in American Journal of Psychiatry