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Practicing Psychotherapy : A Casebook
Michael Franz Basch (1929-1996)
Basic Books | Basic Behavioral Sciences / out-of-print hc / Mar 1992
9780465061754 (ISBN-10: 0465061753)
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224 pages
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How can one engage the hostile or the frightened patient or the patient incapacitated by shame or by physical illness? How can a clinician focus a therapy that threatens to wander indefinitely and unproductively: When and how should one use short-term therapy?Even experienced, talented therapists frequently find themselves stymied, often for prolonged periods of time, by problems commonly encountered in an office-based practice. Here, along with detailed case examples, is a hands-on demonstration of how to deal with such complex, at times seemingly intractable, problems.Basch's technique is a psychodynamic approach that also embraces cognitive and behavioral therapy. It correlates what is heard and seen in the therapist's consulting room with our knowledge of normal infant and child development. This book shows how Basch's developmental method can be used even in short-term therapy to deal with complex problems. The book also includes extensive examples of the supervisory process, demonstrating how to make the best use of this model for therapy, both as supervisor and supervisee.Basch's first book, Doing Psychotherapy, has become a standard introductory text and his second book, Understanding Psychotherapy: The Science Behind the Art, has gained widespread support and garnered much acclaim. Building on the principles elaborated in his previous books, this eminently practical new book takes readers to a new level of understanding.

Table of Contents
Introduction
The Developmental Model
The Primacy of Affect
Anger Blocking Intimacy: George Warren
The Search for Competence
Restoring a Patient's Self-Esteem: Harriet Snow
Building Psychic Structure: Roberta Young
The Hierarchy Of Selfobject Experiences
The Therapist as an Idealized Authority: Helen Pellman
Resistance to Idealization: Vincent Vinci
Choosing A Therapeutic Approach
Focusing the Patient: Ms. Aye
The Evolution of the Sense of Self
Behind Anxiety: Ms. Bee
A Psychoneurotic Patient: Ms. See
Insight Therapy: Regressive and Progressive
Dealing With Shame
A Theory That Failed: Herbert Boltz
A Theory That Worked: John Washer
Defensive Entitlement: Clarise Enpidee
Affective Growth Through Parenthood: Lenore Bell
Dealing With Anger
The Initial Interview
Analysis of the Initial Interview
Empathic Understanding
The Emergent Self In Therapy
Supervisory Consultation: Linda Mallory
Restructuring The Self
An Extended Supervision: Bob Burdon
Postscript
Brief Psychotherapy
A Struggle for Independence: Marcus Lavelle
Big Problem/Little Time: Renee Lobach
Guilt or Anger? Robert Candel
A Case of Pseudo-Paranoia: Merrill Sherman
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