Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Second Edition

Author(s) : Alessandra Lemma

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 344
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Category 2 :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 38466
  • ISBN 13 : 9781118788837
  • ISBN 10 : 1118788834
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This second revised edition of Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the highly successful practice-oriented handbook designed to demystify psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the field. Topics covered include: how to make a transference interpretation; how to assess and formulate; how to work with defences and manage endings; how to listen to unconscious communication. It also includes extensive case study examples.

* Updated edition of an extremely successful textbook in its field, featuring numerous updates to reflect the latest research and evidence base.

* Demystifies the processes underpinning psychoanalytic psychotherapy, particularly the development of the analytic attitude guided by principles of clinical technique.

* Provides step-by-step guidance in key areas such as how to conduct assessments, how to formulate cases in psychodynamic terms and how to approach endings.

About the Author(s)

Alessandra Lemma is the Unit Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and the Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre, University College London. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London, and Honorary Professor of Psychological Therapies at Essex University. She is the Regional Editor (London) of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge). She has published several books and papers on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, the body, and trauma. Alessandra Lemma is also a Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis.

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