Psychotherapy in a New Key: A Guide to Time-limited Dynamic Psychotherapy

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Basic Books, 1984 - Psychology - 333 pages
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Rooted in the landmark, systematic studies of the Vanderbilt University research team, time-limited dynamic psychotherapy (TLDP) significantly broadens the use of short-term psychoanalytic therapy to include people with chronic problems—the majority of those seeking help. Modifying traditional theory and technique, TLDP emphasizes identifying interpersonal problems currently manifested in the therapeutic relationship and, by means of the “dynamic focus,” provides a way of focusing the therapy that is more behaviorally based and more explicit than other approaches.Clear, practical, and wise, this book—a codification of TLDP—offers an integrated model of therapy, close to clinical data, that is applicable to therapy regardless of length of treatment. It discusses in specific, concrete detail the central aspects of the therapeutic situation—from “The Patient’s Problems as a Function of Disturbed Interpersonal Relationships,” to “The Therapist’s Stance,” “Assessment,” “The Dynamic Focus,” “Technique,” and “Termination.” Rich case material is incorporated throughout and highlighted in an annotated, full-length case study that brings together all aspects of the approach. Psychotherapy in a New Key is an indispensable work for any mental health professional, in training or in practice.
  

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Contents

Chapter 2
28
Chapter 3
40
Chapter 4
51
Chapter 5
65
Chapter 6
110
Chapter 7
135
Chapter 8
194
Chapter 9
259
Chapter 11
302
Name Index
325
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Hans H. Strupp is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University and director of its Center for Psychotherapy Research. His many publications include Psychotherapy: Clinical, Research, and Theoretical Issues (1973) and (with others) Psychotherapy for Better or Worse (1977). Jeffrey L. Binder is a senior member of Vanderbilt University's Center for Psychotherapy Research and director of Adult Programs at Cumberland Hall Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic. Hans H. Strupp is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University and director of its Center for Psychotherapy Research. His many publications include Psychotherapy: Clinical, Research, and Theoretical Issues (1973) and (with others) Psychotherapy for Better or Worse (1977). Jeffrey L. Binder is a senior member of Vanderbilt University's Center for Psychotherapy Research and director of Adult Programs at Cumberland Hall Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic.

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