Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 10 mm
"These five chapters all contain excellent clinical as well as theoretical material related to the complexity of countertransference reactions to patients. I recommend this small book to trainees as basic reading, and to experienced clinicians for the clarity of the theory as well as for the many gems of clinical insight."-- "Judith H. Gold, C.M., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Private Practitioner, Psychotherapy, Halifax, Canada"
"Psychodynamic principles are relevant in all psychiatric settings. In this book, and in easily readable style, the authors give a brief but clear insight into counter-transference dynamics, which, if recognized, can be valuable aids to diagnosis and treatment. I welcomed the opportunity to read a volume entirely devoted to counter-transference issues and found it useful and relevant in my clinical practice. I would recommend this book to mental health professionals, particularly those in the early stages of clinical training."-- "British Journal of Medical Psychology", "2001"
"Dr. Glen Gabbard has organized a superb section on countertransference issues for this volume of the Review of Psychiatry. Each of the chapters, but Dr. Gabbard's in particular, informs and illuminates a dim and often pivotal path we must walk with all patients--especially those with whom we have long term relationships. The experienced psychodynamic psychiatrist will find the section to be a thoughtful and scholarly treatment of complex issues form the perspective of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking but informed by the best of historical concepts and ideas. The novice will find complex ideas like projective identification and enactment explained through compelling, experience-near, and earthy vignettes giving a new and important perspective to therapist/patient interactions. An additional feature for the more experienced teachers of psychiatry is that the section easily lends itself to supportive readings for psychotherapy courses or case conferences in which countertransference to particular patient populations or particular clinical situations (particularly suicidal crisis) are to be studied and understood in greater detail. This is a truly valuable contribution to our understanding of this important topic."-- "James W. Lomax, M.D., Associate Chairman and Director of Educational Programs, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas"
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