A Psychodynamic Approach to Brief Therapy (Brief Therapies - download pdf or read online

By Gertrud Mander

ISBN-10: 0761960066

ISBN-13: 9780761960065

Illustrated all through with scientific vignettes, this ebook offers a finished, but available, advisor to psychodynamic short counselling and psychotherapy and is perfect for these trying to find a transparent and functional advent to the topic, and when you are looking to include short or psychodynamic ways into their present practice.Following a precis of the roots and improvement of psychoanalytic concept, psychodynamic versions of short, non permanent and time-limited paintings are brought and defined. the writer describes their transformations and similarities by way of length, approach and the contexts for which they have been built. Gertrud Mander then examines the fundamentals of short healing perform from a psychodynamic standpoint, beginning with overview, contracting, structuring and focusing. The energetic stance of the short therapist is emphasised, and the significance of beginnings and endings, and of supervision and coaching, are relatively stressed.The ebook additionally considers: the contexts and remedy settings during which short or time-limited counselling and psychotherapy are predominantly practised; how those impression and ensure its modalities, period of contracts and results; and moral and examine concerns.

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All these 40 A PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH TO BRIEF THERAPY factors tend to heighten the tension and the emotional content of the patient-therapist interaction. Dangers for the therapist in using this method are that slhe may drift into old patterns and analyse anything that comes along without staying within the focus. This will inevitably lead to longterm therapy and sabotage the treatment plan. Another danger lies in becoming -overly ambitious and doing 'wild' analysis, making deep interpretations for the sake of it and losing the momentum of the clearly focused process.

They also introduced the notion of the therapist's 'selective attention, selective interpretation, selective neglect', and recommended the use of 'trial interpretation' to test the patient's suitability for insightoriented work with the help of the two triangles. They both considered that their focal therapy was on a continuum with psychoanalysis as it was restricted to interpretative interventions, and they insisted that the aim of treatment was the clarification of the two triangles which Malan, adapting and expanding Menninger's (1958) triangle of insight, had called the triangle of person and the triangle of conflict.

The focal conflict was defined as follows: a disturbing motive (an impulse or a wish) is in conflict with a reactive motive (a superego or ego response) creating the necessity for finding a solution (an adaptive or defensive compromise). Focal conflicts are derivatives of deeper and earlier nuclear conflicts ... which presumably originate during crucial developmental periods in early life. These remain mostly dormant, repressed or solved, with one of them becoming activated (or having remained active) and continuously appearing to underlie behaviour in the form of focal conflicts ...

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