Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy : A Basic Text

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At the time Dr. Glen O. Gabbard's first edition of Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy came out in 2004, the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee (RRC) mandated that all psychiatric residents must become competent in five different psychotherapies, including psychodynamic psychotherapy. Just a few years later, the RRC reduced the number of mandated psychotherapies from five to three, with psychodynamic psychotherapy being one of the triad needed in training. Also during that time, much rigorous research appeared in the pages of major psychiatric and psychological journals further confirming the efficacy and value of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, Second Edition, is focused on the key concepts, assessment, indications, formulations, therapist interventions, goals of therapy, and the mechanisms of therapeutic action all mental health professionals need in their daily clinical experience. In this manual, Dr. Gabbard expands on the application of basic theory and techniques in actual clinical practice. Therapeutic topics are brought to life on a companion DVD that gives students and residents a visual reference to the text through video vignettes of a senior clinician at work.As useful to educators as it is to students, Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy serves as a guide to understanding the thinking behind the therapist's actions in a wide variety of situations. This "fly on the wall" glimpse into therapeutic mechanisms helps future psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, nurses and others put psychodynamic psychotherapy into the proper context for long-term, successful treatment. This manual delves into the goals of therapy and the mechanisms for therapeutic action, including:  Assessment Indications and formulation Therapist intervention Using fantasies and dreams in therapeutic action Identifying and working with countertransference Optimal use of supervision In addition to the DVD that serves as a guide to understanding the thinking behind the therapist's choices, this book also features a greatly expanded discussion of the evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy and a more extensive discussion on gender in transference. It also updates the neurobiological correlation between dreaming and its implications in psychotherapy and elaborates on the contribution of resistance to contemporary thinking.Equally important, Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy provides its readers with a clear road map to greater understanding through practical, hands-on application such as case writeups, oral presentations at case conferences, written examinations, oral examinations, videotaped recordings and direct observations, audiotape recordings, and supervision to help build competent skills and broad knowledge.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 233 pages
  • 148 x 222 x 18mm | 399.16g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 8 Line drawings, unspecified; 10 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585623857
  • 9781585623853
  • 30,797

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This is an excellent beginning instructional book on long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. The chapters on working with resistance and dealing with counter transference are especially well done. I teach a second-year class of residents about psychodynamic psychotherapy and I will add this book to the class curriculum. I would highly recommend this book to any beginning psychotherapist. * Doody Enterprises, Inc., Brett C. Plyler, M.D. *show more

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Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, by leading psychotherapist and educator Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., instructs in both the core principles of this fundamental treatment modality and its practice in real-world treatment settings. This second edition expands on the theoretical, technical, and clinical issues addressed in the popular first edition. Since the first edition appeared in 2004, rigorous research revealed in major psychiatric and psychological journals has further confirmed the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy and how it can improve the lives of patients over time. Those findings make a thorough understanding of key concepts, assessment, indications, formulation, interventions, and the goals of therapy crucial for emerging psychotherapy professionals. An innovative feature of the new edition is a companion DVD in which the author brings the text to life, giving psychiatric residents and other mental health professionals an invaluable glimpse of a senior clinician at work. The DVD illustrates key clinical problems encountered in psychiatry, psychology, or social work and gives proven solutions gathered over many years of actual clinical experience.show more

About Glen O. Gabbard

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., occupies the Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychotherapy Education, and Director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served as Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2001--2007.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Key concepts. Assessment, indications, and formulation. The nuts and bolts of psychotherapy: getting started. Therapeutic interventions: what does the therapist say and do? Goals and therapeutic action. Working with resistance. Use of dreams and fantasies in dynamic psychotherapy. Identifying and working with countertransference. Working through and termination. Use of supervision. Evaluating core competencies in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Index.show more

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