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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

An Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781137606099
Publication Date February 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This engaging and accessible text explores the key assumptions, main theoretical ideas and principles of practice behind psychodynamic counselling. Looking at evidence-based practice, supervision, and the different stages of counselling, this new edition continues to be a valuable text for counsellors and psychotherapists from all disciplines.

Laurence Spurling initially trained as a social worker, and now works as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at Birkbeck College, University of London, as a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist in the National Health Service, and in private practice as a psychotherapist.

1. The Basic Principles of Therapeutic Practice and the Concept of Containment
2. The Setting
3. Theory I: The Developmental Point of View and the Oedipus Complex
4. Theory II: The Internal World and the Depressive and Paranoid-Schizoid Modes of Experience
5. Transference and its Manifestations
6. Working in the Transference
7. Phases of the Counselling Work
8. Working with More Disturbed Clients
9. The Organizational Framework
10. Working with Difference.


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