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Developing Psychodynamic Counselling

Developing Psychodynamic Counselling

November 1995 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Providing practical hints illustrated with relevant case material, Developing Psychodynamic Counseling helps counselors improve their skills within the psychodynamic framework. Author Brendan McLoughlin explores ways in which counselors can develop their psychodynamic counseling techniques by integrating theory with practice. This accessible guide focuses on four central areas of interest: the therapeutic setting; boundary issues, including paying attention to beginnings and endings and recognizing when to refer a client on; working with transference by accepting and containing the development of negativity; and working with countertransference by observing your own responses to client material and making use of supervision and personal therapy. A hands-on volume with perceptive observations, Developing Psychodynamic Counseling contains helpful information for both established counseling professionals and students training for mental health services careers.

Developing Work with the External and Internal Setting
Developing Work with Issues around the Boundaries
Developments in Understanding and Working with the Transference
Developments in Understanding and Working with Counter-Transference
Developments in Working with the Whole Counselling Relationship

`This book deals with many aspects of psychodynamic counselling from the minutiae of the extrinsic context, such as decor, through the "therapeutic stance of attentive reserve" on to an elaboration of the elements of a therapeutic relationship... the book is liberally garnished with case studies... informative and thought-provoking... a useful resource to those teaching psychodynamic principles... If you are new to psychodynamic work, this book could be a safe and helpful guide... The ideas and techniques offered by the author may also prove intriguing and even inspiring to those (like me) from a different therapeutic orientation' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry

`An extremely lucid exposition of psychodynamic counselling. It is very practical, aimed at psychodynamic counsellors starting their work with patients, but it also clarifies and simplifies many aspects of work within the therapeutic frame for practitioners and trainers from other approaches, such as myself.... As a person-centred practitioner, I find myself in awe of the powerful potential for depth within this approach' - Self & Society

More specialised than anticipated but useful supplementary reading for counselling module where a more eclectric approach taken.

Ms Jennifer Rooks
Nursing (Harold Wood), London South Bank University
November 13, 2012

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