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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A-Z of Psychodynamic Practice

ISBN 9781137033864
Publication Date June 2015
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Professional Keywords

If you are searching for a clear exploration of the key concepts in psychodynamic thinking and practice, then this is the book for you.

In this book Jeffrey Longhofer unravels the complex field of psychodynamic practice and lays it out in an accessible A-Z format that enables any practitioner to implement psychodynamic practice into their work with people.

Each entry introduces the reader to the fundamental aspects of psychodynamic practice: the theoretical underpinnings, key thinkers, debates and research. With 'Points for reflection and practice' and 'Key texts' throughout it provides clear guidance for day-to-day practice and further study. Whether you work in social work, psychology, counselling or related fields, this book will equip you with a broad knowledge of psychodynamic practice and its contribution to understanding human development.

Jeff Longhofer is Associate Professor of Social Work, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey.  He is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a trained psychoanalyst.  He is co-author of two books, (2010) On Being and Having a Case Manager:  A Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health (Columbia University Press, 2010) and Qualitative Methods for Practice: A Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press, NYP).

Adolescence
Affect
Alpha Function
Ambivalence
Anxiety
Attachment
Bad Object
Body ego
Borderline
Castration Anxiety
Conflict
Conscious
Container/Contained
Defense Mechanism (definition and examples of)
Depressive and Schizoid Positions
Depression
Developmental Stages
Dream
Drive
Ego
Empathy
Eros
Externalization
Evidence-based
Free Association
Gender
Gratitude
Envy
Greed
Guilt
Identification
Identity Crisis
Imaginary
Introjection
Lack
Melancholia
Mentalization
Mirror Stage
Narcissism
Neurosis
Object
Objet petit a
Oedipal Complex
Parapraxis
Perversion
Pleasure Principle
Primary Process
Projection
Projective Identification
Psychoanalysis
Psychodynamic
Psychosis
Real
Recognition
Regression
Repression
Self Object
Sexuality
Shame
Sublimation
Symbolic Register
Symptom
Transference
Transitional Object
Treatment Alliance
True Self/False Self.

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