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Author Kleiger, Mary Jo Peebles.

Title Beginnings : the art and science of planning psychotherapy / Mary Jo Peebles
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York : Routledge, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 437 pages)
Contents 16. The conflicts and splits model -- 17. Helping the patient form an alliance: Mapping paths of trust and repair -- 18. Reality testing and reasoning -- 19. The maturation of emotional balance -- 20. The maturation of relatedness -- 21. The maturation of moral sense -- 22. Respecting the psychological costs of change -- 23. The patient's learning style -- 24. The power of expectations: Their influence on focus, modality, and style -- 25. Modalities -- 26. Priorities and treatment episodes -- 27. Am I the right person
Beginnings -- Copyright Page -- Preface to the second edition -- 1. Beginnings -- 2. Understanding and diagnosis -- 3. Mapping -- 4. Alliance -- 5. Focus -- 6. History taking: How much is enough -- 7. Engaging ourselves and the patient in the process -- 8. What material is important -- 9. How can we be sure -- 10. Trial interventions and feedback -- 11. Four models of underlying developmental disruption -- 12. What has gone right Strengths and resilience -- 13. The structural weakness model -- 14. The trauma model -- 15. The maladaptive character pattern model
Summary Utilizing a decade's worth of clinical experience gained since its original publication, Mary Jo Peebles builds and expands upon exquisitely demonstrated therapeutic approaches and strategies in this second edition of Beginnings. The essential question remains the same, however: How does a therapist begin psychotherapy? To address this delicate issue, she takes a thoughtful, step-by-step approach to the substance of those crucial first sessions, delineating both processes and potential pitfalls in such topics as establishing a therapeutic alliance, issues of trust, and history taking. Eac
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychotherapy -- methods.
Patient Care Planning.
Mental illness -- Treatment -- Planning
Psychiatry -- Case formulation.
Psychotherapy -- Case formulation
Psychotherapy -- Differential therapeutics.
Mental illness -- Treatment -- Planning.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General.
Psychiatry -- Case formulation.
Psychotherapy -- Differential therapeutics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020384615X
Other Titles Art and science of planning psychotherapy