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.
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.