Transforming the Internal World and Attachment

Transforming the Internal World and Attachment : Clinical Applications

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Transforming the Internal World and Attachment reviews and discusses four theories about what makes psychotherapy effective across forms of treatment, treatment settings, and diagnostic categories: mindfulness, mentalization, psychological mindedness, and the attachment relationship. Geoff Goodman offers some provisional hypotheses about therapeutic effectiveness and suggests some ways of testing these hypotheses empirically, using sophisticated assessment instruments that measure psychotherapy process and outcome. Goodman suggests that the therapeutic community's survival depends on submitting its craft to empirical scrutiny before the pharmaceutical drug lords strip it away from us.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0765707098
  • 9780765707093
  • 1,811,846

About Geoff Goodman

Geoff Goodman, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Long Island University. He is also a licensed clinical and school psychologist with a private practice in Manhattan and New City, New York, and is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is the author of more than a dozen articles on the development of psychopathology in high-risk infants, children, and adults, as well as The Internal World and Attachment (2002).
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Review quote

Dr. Goodman offers a sensitive and intimate look at attachment research and literature from the consulting room. A work of art that can speak to the hearts and minds of researchers and clinicians alike. -- Celeste Schneider Ph.D., adjunct professor, Long Island University and Saint Mary's College of California; Psychoanalytic Candidate, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis; Clinical Psychologist
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