Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2013
Sensitively updated and revised for modern practice, Anthony Storr's legendary work continues to be an indispensible introductory text for aspiring psychotherapists.
Professor Jeremy Holmes, a friend and colleague of Anthony Storr's and himself a leading psychotherapist, has updated this accessible and humane account of the practice of psychotherapy to include:
• Integrative psychotherapeutic approaches
• Revised classification of personality types
• New sections on selection and assessment
• Consideration of evidence-based psychodynamic practice
• Broadened appeal to the full range of mental health professionals
Retaining Anthony Storr's wisdom, vision, and classic approach, whilst bringing the text totally up to date, this will be a cornerstone volume for beginner and experienced psychotherapists alike. It will also appeal to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers, counsellors, and other mental health professionals.
"One of the strengths of this book is the way in which it meets with the reader's everyday concerns. ... concise, practical, and written in an accessible and dynamic way. As such, it would appeal to anyone interested in psychotherapy, but may be especially useful as an introductory text to core trainees and higher trainees undertaking psychodynamic cases."
—Lauren Wilson, St. John’s Hospital, Livingston, UK in The Psychiatrist
Table of Contents
The initial interview
Getting going: overcoming initial resistance
Dreams, daydreams and creativity
The nature of the therapeutic relationship: boundaried intimacy
Transference and counter-transference
Diagnosis and psychodynamic formulation
Patterns of personality
The science of psychotherapy
The end of therapy
The life and work of a psychotherapist
Epilogue: Beyond therapy
About the Authors:
Professor Jeremy Holmes, BA, MA, MB B Ch; FRCPsych; MRCP; MD; BPC, is Co-lead of the psychoanalytic stream University of Exeter Masters programme in psychological therapies and Psychodynamic Professional Qualification course 2002-2009. He Lectures nationally and internationally and has a part-time private psychotherapy practice.
Anthony Storr was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and an Emeritus Fellow of Green College, Oxford. He was the author of numerous books, including The Integrity of the Personality, The Dynamics of Creation, The Essential Jung, and The Art of Psychotherapy. Dr. Storr died in 2001.