Specialty Competencies in Psychoanalysis in Psychology

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Oxford University Press, 2014 - Psychology - 219 pages
In its evolution, psychoanalysis has become a broad spectrum of theories making use of an approach that can be considered psychoanalytic in that it is based on the existence and importance of unconscious motivation. In Specialty Competencies in Psychoanalysis in Psychology, Morris, Javier, and Herron discuss and delineate the functional and foundational competencies of psychoanalytic practice. The book is designed for all mental health professionals and will be very helpful to psychologists seeking to strengthen their background in psychoanalytic theory or treatment. Additionally, individuals who aspire to specialize in this area of professional psychology will find it invaluable. Because the authors describe these complex theoretical ideas in terms of practical competencies, this book also makes for an especially useful guide for teaching students.

Series in Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology

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Arthur M. Nezu and Christine Maguth Nezu

As the field of psychology continues to grow and new specialty areas emerge and achieve recognition, it has become increasingly important to define the standards of professional specialty practice.

Developed and conceived in response to this need for practical guidelines, this series presents methods, strategies, and techniques for conducting day-to-day practice in any given psychology specialty. The topical volumes address best practices across the functional and foundational competencies that characterize the various psychology specialties, including clinical psychology, cognitive and behavioral psychology, school psychology, geropsychology, forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology, couples and family psychology, and more. Functional competencies include common practice activities like assessment and intervention, while foundational competencies represent core knowledge areas such as ethical and legal issues, cultural diversity, and professional identification. In addition to describing these competencies, each volume provides a definition, description, and development timeline of a particular specialty, including its essential and characteristic pattern of activities, as well as its distinctive and unique features.

Written by recognized experts in their respective fields, volumes are comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible. These volumes offer invaluable guidance to not only practicing mental health professionals, but those training for specialty practice as well.


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section II Functional CompetencyAssessment
section III Functional CompetencyIntervention
section IV Other Functional Competencies
section V Foundational Competencies
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Dolores O. Morris, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Clinical Consultant, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She received her certification in psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She has served ABPP in numerous capacities, having been president of the speciality board of psychoanalysis in psychology and a member of the Board of Trustees representing the speciality. She received the first Diversity Award from Division 39 of the American Psychological Association in 2014. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.She has published and presented in the area of race, culture, supervision with special interest in the interface of professional and personal identity. She maintains an independent practice.

Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of Inter-agencies Training and Research Initiatives and the Post-Graduate Professional Development Programs at St. John's University. He was the Founding and first Director of the Center for Psychological Services and Clinical Studies at St. John's University for almost 20 years. He was on the faculty and a supervisor at New York University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. He is currently faculty and supervisor at the Object Relations Institute. Prior to joining St. John's University, he was the chair of psychology at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center and on the faculty at Downstate Medical Center.

William G. Herron, Ph.D., ABPP, practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and supervises in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. He also supervises psychiatric residents at Bergen Regional Hospital, Paramus, NJ. He has lectured on psychoanalytic topics, taught psychology for over 40 years, published extensively on psychoanalytic topics, and written numerous books on psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

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