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Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell

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    Susan Howard(Author)

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`Small but perfectly formed.

Susan Howard… has struck an easy balance here between theory and practice. She neatly illustrates key concepts such as transference, counter transference, making interpretations and so on, with succinct case examples. [The] 'mysteries' of psychodynamic counselling are unpacked with a clarity that has been lacking from many texts in this field. All [topics] are covered without jargon or oversimplification. Indeed, this is probably one of the clearest and therefore most informative texts I have read on the subject' - The Psychologist

`This is a more than useful little book. The pitch and voice are unpretentious; content, quality of information and degree of educative material, balanced, interesting. Addressed to a reader with no information or experience of the psychodynamic approach, Howard begins with a clinical example and from this goes on to elucidate key concepts, the history of psychodynamic ideas and ways in which they work in practice. She takes the reader into the consulting room on their first visit, desciribing therapeutic formality and neutrality in accessible language, and, in so doing, offers the reader something to hang on to as they begin their individual approach to the unconscious' - Journal of Analytical Psychology

`Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches… [An] ideal 'intro'… I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today

Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell explains in clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas.

Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces:

o the history of the approach;

o key concepts; and

o practical techniques used by practitioners.

In the first chapter the author introduces a client, John, whose case is revisited throughout the book connecting together theory and practice for the reader. For anyone reading about the psychodynamic approach for the first time, Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start.

Susan Howard is Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Surrey. She is also Consultant Clinical Psychologist with South West London St Georges Primary Care Trust, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice.

`Small but perfectly formed.

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  • PDF | 112 pages
  • Susan Howard(Author)
  • Sage Publications Ltd (29 Nov. 2005)
  • English
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  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Heidi Shepherd on 19 September 2016

    It's a great little book especially as an introduction if you are new to this counselling approach or a student in the early stages of your training. It's packed with information and great case study examples which help you learn the main theory concepts. Susan Howards writing style is easy understand and informative. I highly recommend this book.

  • By Linda on 11 January 2010

    When I first started studying psychodynamic ideas I found it extremely difficult to get an overall grasp of what it was all about. It was at this point that the book REALLY helped. It puts the ideas across in a way that makes sense but at the same time manages to capture a lot of the complexity in the ideas. If you are just starting out in psychodynamic counselling or would like an overview of how it works for some other reason I would highly recommend it.

  • By KAW on 5 October 2011

    This book is simple but doesn't treat the reader as an idiot. It outlines the main concepts and is full of good quotes for essays. A good introduction to the subject and to the author's other work.

  • By andy martin on 28 September 2013

    fantastic and easy to read except the size of the print needed a magnifying glass to see it and also had to wear my glasses but very easy to understand and incorporate in to my learning

  • By Reggie on 2 February 2015

    This book is great as it's written simply and therefore makes easy reading. A brilliant introduction to understanding psychodynamic counselling.

  • By Janet Hand on 15 April 2015

    Extremely useful text and related theoretical knowledge of Psychoanalysis to the practice of Psychodynamic counselling in a very accessible way.

  • By M. N. Wilson on 16 June 2011

    I love the content of the book well written and concise (as it says in a nutshell) but I HATE the tiny format, I like my books book size with a font I can read easily, I'm dyslexic but I think it would also be hard for many others. Such a shame as I can't dip into this book as easily as I'd like

  • By Crazy Daisy on 20 January 2013

    Concise, relevant, useful case studies. Chapters set out well and easy for reference in manageable amounts.Small book so easy to carry with you for study..

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