Enhancing Psychodynamic Therapy with Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques
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Enhancing Psychodynamic Therapy with Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques

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This book, written by clinicians who practice primarily from a psychodynamic framework, shows how to include cognitive-behavioral techniques in contemporary psychodynamic practice. In Part I, the authors examine why integration is essential and present a model for cognitive assessment within an ego psychological framework. Are these two approaches compatible or even complementary? What can one offer the other? Does one work better with a specific population or problem than the other? Can cognitive clinicians learn something from the psychodynamic understanding of the roles of affect, transference, and developmental history? Can psycho-dynamically trained clinicians learn something from cognitive understanding of the role of thought processes in influencing behavior and creating change? Part II illustrates this integration in clinical work with children, adolescents, older adults, and couples. Its utility and effectiveness in practice is further highlighted in brief treatment sessions and in treating problems of depression, trauma, and chemical dependence.
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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 159.5 x 234.4 x 33.5mm | 675.86g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765701812
  • 9780765701817
  • 1,612,418

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Northcut and Heller's closely reasoned presentation of the integration of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches is must reading. It focuses on specific areas in which this integration can advance clinical results. -- Carolyn Saari, Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago; editor, The Clinical Social Work Journal Enhancing Psychodynamic Therapy with Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques is a most impressive contribution to the treatment literature, one that advanced graduate students as well as experienced clinical professionals will find useful. Though the task of meaningfully integrating psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral ideas is a daunting one, Drs. Northcut and Heller's approach is both scholarly and planful. Chapters are devoted to the explication of significant theoretical issues as well as to a variety of treatment applications that include different age groups, clinical issues, and treatment methods. A well-written and eminently practical guide to the integration of two important bodies of clinical knowledge. -- Jerrold R. Brandell, Ph.D., BCD, Wayne State University School of Social Work; founding editor, Psychoanalytic Social Work
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About Terry Brumley Northcut

Terry Brumley Northcut is assistant professor at Loyola University School of Social Work in Chicago. She received her M.S.S.W. at the University of Tennessee and her Ph.D. in clinical social work at Smith College School for Social Work. Nina Rovinelli Heller received her Ph.D. from Smith College School for Social Work where she also taught for many years in the Summer Graduate Program. She is currently assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and serves as the book review editor for the Clinical Social Work Journal.
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