The Little Psychotherapy Book: Object Relations in Practice

Paperback | May 12, 2010

byAllan G. Frankland

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Aimed at beginning therapists and those new to object relations, this concise work introduces the reader to the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy from an object relations (O-R) perspective in a dynamic and easy-to-follow way. One of the four main schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy,O-R is regarded as particularly challenging, both conceptually and practically. The book presents object relations in a clear and concise manner that makes it especially applicable for regular use in the clinical setting. Moreover, the author writes in a narrative style similar to actualpsychotherapy supervision; dialogues between a therapist and a fictitious patient appear throughout the book to illustrate common clinical situations. Designed to complement actual training in psychotherapy, the book suggests ways in which the therapist can incorporate object relations tools withother forms of therapy, regardless of the clinical setting. Ideal for students, trainees, and clinicians in psychiatry, psychology, social work, family medicine, and psychiatric nursing, The Little Psychotherapy Book will prove invaluable for any reader seeking a helpful and succinct introductionto object relations in psychotherapy.

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Aimed at beginning therapists and those new to object relations, this concise work introduces the reader to the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy from an object relations (O-R) perspective in a dynamic and easy-to-follow way. One of the four main schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy,O-R is regarded as particularly challenging, ...

Allan Frankland is Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, and Staff Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Outpatient Department, Vancouver General Hospital
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 5 × 6.89 × 0.71 inPublished:May 12, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195390814

ISBN - 13:9780195390810

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. What Is Object Relations?2. The Big Picture3. Assessment and Formulation4. Patient Selection5. The Treatment Contract6. The Value of Rules and Boundaries7. Beginning the First Session8. The Four Levels of Meaning9. Tools of the Trade10. Projective Identification11. Anxiety and the Paranoid-Schizoid Position12. Silence and Boredom in Therapy13. Neediness in Therapy14. Addressing Possible Decompensation15. Structure and How to Use It Therapeutically16. Verbal Attacks on the Therapist17. Sadness in Therapy18. Erotic Transference and Countertransference19. Advice in Therapy20. Self-Disclosure21. Gifts in Therapy22. Putting It All Together: A Sample Sess23. What Is Progress in Therapy?24. Termination and Other Therapy Endings25. Object Relations Concepts and Cognitive Therapies26. Object Relations Concepts in General Follow-UpReferencesGlossarySuggested Reading List