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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Short-Term Psychotherapy

A Psychodynamic Approach

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230551572
Publication Date December 2009
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This new edition reflects the growing use of short term therapy across a variety of settings. Packed with new material on key issues, the book explores the therapeutic relationship, the length of therapy and the evidence base for various forms of therapy. This is key reading for anyone wishing to incorporate a psychodynamic element in their work.

ALEX COREN is Director of Psychodynamic Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He has extensive experience of working as a psychodynamic therapist in a variety of settings and has taught widely, most recently in the field of time-limited therapies. His previous publications include A Psychodynamic Approach to Education (1997).

Introduction to Second Edition
In the Beginning: The History of Short Term Therapy
Application of Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice in Contemporary Time-Limited Therapies
Idiom, the Therapuetic Triangle and Transference
Assessment for Time Limited Therapy
Differences in Therapeutic Technique between Open Ended and Time Limited Therapies
Training and supervision
Time Limited Therapy in Different Contexts
Does it Work? Outcome in Focal Therapy
Concluding Remarks.


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