The new edition of Relational Psychotherapy offers a theory that's immediately applicable to everyday practice, from opening sessions through intensive engagement to termination. In clear, engaging prose, the new edition makes explicit the ethical framework implied in the first edition, addresses the major concepts basic to relational practice, and elucidates the lessons learned since the first edition's publication. It's the ideal guide for beginning practitioners but will also be useful to experienced practitioners and to clients interested in the therapy process.
Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction 1. Relational Therapy and Its Contexts 2. Beginning with the Basics: Structure, Ethics, and Empathy 3. Assessment: What's Wrong When Your Client Feels Bad? 4. Relational Trauma: Past and Present, Memory and Now 5. The Terribly Hard Part of Relational Psychotherapy 6. The Wonderfully Good Part of Relational Psychotherapy 7. Ending and Going On 8. Twelve Years Later References Index