Contemporary Psychodynamic Theory and Practice

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Lyceum Books, Incorporated, 2009 - Psychology - 185 pages
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Freud is here. So are Jung, Adler, Winnicott, Kohut, Rank, Ferenczi, Suttie, Melanie Klein, Fairbairn, Bowlby, Harry Stack Sullivan, and Horney. Bordon (psychiatry, U. of Chicago) makes good use of these key thinkers within the psychodynamic tradition, explaining concepts and theories and applying them to clinical perspectives, clinical applications and contexts. With a comparative framework for clinical practice firmly in mind, he includes recent developments for psychotherapy and psychosocial intervention as he identifies psychoanalysis as an evolving field, including material on the emergence of the relational paradigm and relational theory and integrative perspectives in clinical practice. The result is a remarkably compact but accessible treatment of the great thinkers, great ideas, and great applications to real life.

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William Borden William Borden received his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago. He served as a Fellow in the Harris Center for Developmental Studies at the University as well. Since 1983, Borden has served as a clinician, supervisor and consultant in mental health. He was a supervisory social worker at the University of Chicago Student Counseling Service and has served on the faculties of the Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago; the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute and the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Service Administration and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. There, he teaches courses on contemporary psychoanalytic thought, comparative personality theory and clinical practice. Borden has published articles, essays and book chapters on a wide variety of psychological topics including relational perspectives in contemporary psychoanalysis and empirical research on stress, coping and development through life. He is affiliated with the American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis; the National Association of Social Workers and the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Clinical Social Work.

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