A Safe Place: Laying the Groundwork of Psychotherapy

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Harvard University Press, Mar 1, 1996 - Psychology - 174 pages
Drawing on his rich experience within psychiatry, Leston Havens takes the reader on an extraordinary journey through the vast and changing landscape of psychotherapy and psychiatry today. Closely examining the dynamics of the doctor–patient exchange, he seeks to locate and describe the elusive therapeutic environment within which psychological healing most effectively takes place.
 

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Havens (psychiatry, Harvard Medical Sch.) offers an updated perspective on the patient-therapist alliance (i.e., safe-place making) and a review of the professional need for constant awareness of the ... Read full review

Contents

Reinventing the Interview
47
Dangerous Places
77
Today and Tomorrow
121
Notes
155
Index
159
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