Becoming a Psychotherapist: A Clinical Primer

Author(s) : Rosemary M. Balsam, Author(s) : Alan Balsam

Becoming a Psychotherapist: A Clinical Primer

Book Details

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Published : 1984
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 370
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 20221
  • ISBN 13 : 9780226036366
  • ISBN 10 : 0226036367

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This well-respected guide to psychoanalytic psychotherapy addresses key issues for both beginning and practicing therapists, from the rhythm of the initial, middle, and final stages of therapy to the setting up of an office and the handling of fees and insurance. The book also deals with the management of borderline and potentially suicidal or homocidal patients in an out-patient setting. Unique in their direct approach to problems in a therapist's own life, the authors also discuss transference and contertransference issues that arise with pregnancy, changes in the therapist's love attachments, age, illness and a death in the practitioner's family. New in this second edition is a chapter on women therapists and women patients.

About the Author(s)

Rosemary Balsam is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Staff Psychiatrist, Yale University Student Mental Health and Counselling Services; Training and Supervising Analyst, Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis.

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