Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression
Despite advances in both psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions, treating depression can be a struggle with many patients. This new edition of Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression retains its predecessor's unique psychotherapeutic approach to the dynamics observed in patients with depressive disorders and offers the insight born of the authors extensive clinical experience to sharpen and enhance the reader's skills in treating this disorder. Thoroughly updated and DSM-5 compatible, the book is intended for use by students, residents, and clinicians trained in the practice of psychotherapy and in the diagnosis of depression. Core psychodynamic formulations of depression are explored, including narcissistic vulnerability, conflicted anger, idealization and devaluation, and particular modes of defending against feelings and conflicts, and vivid case vignettes based on the authors clinical work illustrate common dynamic constellations and techniques for engaging patients in depression-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy. The book s clear presentation of psychodynamic theories and their clinical applications promotes understanding for mental health professionals in diverse roles and practice settings. Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression offers current, concise, and comprehensive counsel for clinicians and trainees who seek to understand psychotherapeutic dynamics and hone their treatment skills.
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