Long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy : A Basic Text

3.97 (113 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$59.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The thirst to understand, to Aknow thyself,A is as strong as everAdespite managed care's demands, society's Aquick fixA mentality, and psychopharmacology's remarkable progressAand goes a long way toward explaining the continued popularity of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. The first of five volumes in the groundbreaking Core Competencies in Psychotherapy series, this exceptionally practical text by a renowned expert introduces students and professionals to the basic principles of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, focusing on long-term dynamic work with adults in individual therapy.
Unlike other texts, this concise yet comprehensive volume -Takes difficult theoretical concepts and makes them accessible and practical for psychotherapists who want to master long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy -Grows directly from the author's teaching experience with trainees and their questions and concerns and is thus directly linked to the types of learning problems encountered by the students who will use this book -Uses clinical vignettes to show how to apply the key principles of psychodynamic theory to difficult clinical cases and how to grapple with the dilemmas that often arise in psychotherapeutic work -Provides both residents and training directors with a guide to achieving core competency in this field, as mandated by the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry. The author's approach reflects his personal therapeutic styleAdeveloped over 25 years of practiceAand draws from several theoretical models, illustrating the pluralism in the field today and his own synthesis of those diverse conceptual frameworks.
Beginning with a review of basic psychodynamic principles, the author then discusses how to assess patients, write a formulation, and think about indications and contraindications for long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. In additional chapters, the author focuses on major issues such as starting the therapy, the use of interventions, goals and therapeutic action, ways to work with resistance, countertransference, the use of fantasies and dreams, and termination of therapy. The last two chapters cover the optimal use of supervision and how to measure core competency achievement. Though written with the psychiatric resident in mind, this remarkably practical text will appeal to a broad audience of trainees in fields such as psychology, social work, counseling, and nursing. It will also be welcomed by educators and students alike as an invaluable teaching tool that can be Aput to workA right away as a powerful adjunct to supervision, classroom teaching, and clinical experience with a variety of patients.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 1585621447
  • 9781585621446
  • 577,642

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

Review quote

"Dr. Gabbard's approach is not only flexible, it is also extremely thorough. It is hard to think of any aspect of dynamic therapy that is not dealt with here, from theoretical key concepts to where to place the clock in the consulting room.... From the viewpoint of a psychiatrist with more than 50 years of practice and considerable experience in supervising residents both directly and with the use of videotape, I found "Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" to be both an excellent primer for anyone beginning training and an interesting review of current opinion in this field."- "Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry"
show more

About Glen O. Gabbard

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychotherapy Education, Director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine; Training and Supervising Analyst, Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, Houston, Texas. Dr. Gabbard is also Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.
show more

Rating details

113 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 28% (32)
4 44% (50)
3 24% (27)
2 4% (4)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X