Forced Endings in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Author: Anne Power
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317510000
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Psychology

Forced Endings in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Attachment and Loss in Retirement explores the ambivalence the therapist may feel about letting go of a professional role which has sustained them. Anne Power explores the process of closing a private practice, from the first ethical decision-making, through to the last day when the door of the therapy room shuts. She draws on the personal accounts of retired therapists and others who had to impose an ending on clients due to illness, in order to move house, to take maternity leave or a sabbatical. A forced ending is an intrusion of the clinician’s own needs into the therapeutic space. Anne Power shows how this might compromise the work but may also be an opportunity for deeper engagement. Drawing on attachment theory to understand how the therapeutic couple cope with an imposed separation, Power includes interviews with therapists who took a temporary break to demonstrate the commonality of challenges faced by those who need to impose an ending on clients. Forced Endings in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis opens up an area which has been considered taboo in the profession so that future cohorts can benefit from the reflections and insights of this earlier generation. It will support clinicians making this transition and aims to support ethical practice so that clients are not exposed to unnecessary risks of the sudden termination of a long treatment. This book will be essential reading for practicing psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, and to undergraduate and post-graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry and social work

Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis

Author: Susan Lord
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315389943
Release Date: 2017-08-09
Genre: Psychology

There are moments of connection between analysts and patients during any therapeutic encounter upon which the therapy can turn. Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis explores how analysts and therapists can experience these moments of meeting, shows how this interaction can become an enlivening and creative process, and seeks to recognise how it can change both the analyst and patient in profound and fundamental ways. The theory and practice of contemporary psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy has reached an exciting new moment of generous and generative interaction. As psychoanalysts become more intersubjective and relational in their work, it becomes increasingly critical that they develop approaches that have the capacity to harness and understand powerful moments of meeting, capable of propelling change through the therapeutic relationship. Often these are surprising human moments in which both client and clinician are moved and transformed. Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis offers a window into the ways in which some of today’s practitioners think about, encourage, and work with these moments of meeting in their practices. Each chapter of the book offers theoretical material, case examples, and a discussion of various therapists’ reflections on and experiences with these moments of meeting. With contributions from relational psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and Jungian analysts, and covering essential topics such as shame, impasse, mindfulness, and group work, this book offers new theoretical thinking and practical clinical guidance on how best to work with moments of meeting in any relationally oriented therapeutic practice. Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis will be of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, workers in other mental health fields, graduate students, and anyone interested in change processes.

Endings and Beginnings

Author: Herbert J. Schlesinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134639403
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Psychology

In this second edition of Endings & Beginnings (Routledge, 2006), Herbert J. Schlesinger explores endings and beginnings within psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy; both the obvious main endings and beginnings of any course in treatment, and the many little endings and beginnings that permeate analysis. The second edition contains new chapters including one on transference and counter-transference as sources of information about the process of therapy and as sources of difficulty in ending. It deals especially with the impact of prospective ending on the therapist, which if not understood and well handled, might interfere with working through and impede termination, if not ending itself. Another new chapter deals with the difficulties in terminating with especially narcissistic patients. One of the main criticisms against psychoanalysis and the psychotherapies derived from it is that it lacks criteria for when the patient has had enough. Herbert J. Schlesinger shows how we may view the process as a series of episodes each with an ending and possibly with a new beginning. He presents the way patients signal, even before they are aware of it, that ending is "in the air," and how it organizes how they experience the therapy. If alerted, the therapist can make use of these signals to locate self and patient in the process. So informed, the therapist is better able to discern when the therapy should end and help the patient work through the issues of separation and loss to terminate the treatment constructively. All patients tend to end psychotherapy in the way they end all other relationships. In several chapters on the problems related to severe regression, therapists can learn how to help vulnerable patients, for whom attachment is problematic, deal with separation non-traumatically. In Endings & Beginnings 2nd Edition, the theory of the continuous experience of ending and beginning and the array of landmarks that parse the clinical process are distinct advances to the technique of psychoanalysis and the psychotherapies derived from it. Schlesinger offers many clinical examples of ending and beginning with their technical problems and solutions. This contribution to the technique of ending and beginning psychotherapy electively will be useful to practicing psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, and to undergraduate and post-graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry and social work.

Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist

Author: Sharon Klayman Farber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317405023
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Psychology

Why would someone decide to become a psychotherapist? It is well-known within the field that psychoanalysts and psychotherapists are often drawn to their future professions as a result of early traumatic experiences and being helped by their own psychoanalytic treatment. While dedicating their lives to relieving emotional suffering without being judgmental, they fear compromising their reputations if they publicly acknowledge such suffering in themselves. This phenomenon is nearly universal among those in the helping professions, yet there are few books dedicated to the issue. In this innovative book, Farber and a distinguished range of contributors examine how the role of the ‘wounded healer’ was instrumental in the formulation of psychoanalysis, and how using their own woundedness can help clinicians work more effectively with their patients, and advance theory in a more informed manner. Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist will be of interest to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, graduate students in clinical disciplines including psychology, social work, ministry/chaplaincy and nursing, as well as the general public.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in a College Context

Author: Robert May
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: UCAL:B4510981
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Medical

. . . a welcome addition . . . "Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in a College Context" is a concise, erudite, and useful introduction to this emerging specialty. "Contemporary Psychology" An excellent addition to the sparse literature on psychotherapy in college settings. This well-written collection demonstrates the applicability and usefulness of brief psychoanalytic psychotherapy in college settings. It also usefully presents important information about some of the most difficult and demanding disorders treated in academic settings (e.g., eating and narcissistic character disorders). Choice In one of the few professional books to consider psychotherapy with college students as a particular specialty, Robert May invited senior, experienced college psychotherapists to examine the unique and typical characteristics of therapy with young adults in college. From organizational and administrative aspects to specific clinical techniques, "Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in a College Context" offers college counselors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts all the information needed for effective, sound treatment.

Lesbians and Psychoanalysis

Author: Judith M. Glassgold
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743213127
Release Date: 2000-10-06
Genre: Medical

Encouragement and direction for a brand-new road in life. Embrace God s powerful promises for you as you leave one road and set your course on another . . . exciting, new, and rich with opportunity. "God s Promises(r) for Graduates 2013 "on topics such as confidence, discipline, faith, and wisdom direct your steps and light your path in God s Holy Word. This little book will help steer graduates in God s will as they embark on their new journey in life.

Principles of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Author: Lester Luborsky
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: UOM:39015016153903
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Medical

In this splendid book a master psychotherapist, one of the field’s most respected researchers, provides the first definitive account of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in manual format. What distinguishes this book from other guides to therapy is the way in which the author systematically demystifies the therapeutic process, taking the reader step by step through a sequence of specific intervention strategies.The book offers the essence of psychoanalytic psychotherapy by extracting the treatment principles from Freud’s six papers on technique and the Menninger Foundation tradition of supportive-expressive psychotherapy. At the heart of the expressive techniques is the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme method of delineating the transference pattern and providing a focus for the therapist’s responses. Both the short-term and the usual open-ended treatment are presented. Each technique is illustrated by clinical vignettes. Precise measurement scales for each technique make it easy to evaluate the therapist’s performance. Therapists, clinical supervisors, and researchers will all find this book to be a valuable source of practical information and inspiration.