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The How-to Book for Students of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy



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This is a book that grew out of the many practical #xE2;#xAC;Show-to#xE2;#xAC; questions that the author's psychotherapy students have asked him over the years. It is neither an evidence-based compendium nor an attempt to summarize general practice or the viewpoints of others, but rather a handbook of practical answers to many of the questions that may puzzle students of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Some of the short chapters include: How to choose a personal psychoanalyst; How to do an initial interview; How to listen to a patient; How to get paid for your work; How to tell what the transference is; How to refer a patient for medication; and How to understand the need for recognition.

Author Biography

Sheldon Bach, PhD, is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, a training and supervising analyst at the New York Freudian Society, and a Fellow of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He is in private practice in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
About the Authorp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
How to choose a psychoanalytic theoryp. 1
How to do an initial interviewp. 3
How to choose your personal psychoanalystp. 8
How to listen to a patientp. 13
How to frame and change perspectivesp. 17
How to recognize and understand self-states, alternate states, true and false selves, multiple identities, etc.p. 21
How to manage the telephonep. 26
How to get paid for your workp. 28
How to understand and manage the transferencep. 32
How to tell what the transference isp. 39
How to deal with the sadomasochistic transferencep. 45
How to manage narcissistic disequilibriump. 51
How to understand the need for recognitionp. 55
How to make a careful referralp. 60
How to refer a patient for medicationp. 62
How to manage vacations, weekends, illnesses, no-shows, and other disturbances of continuityp. 67
How to think about analytic processp. 71
How to maintain your physical health and mental equilibriump. 74
How to practise holistic healingp. 78
Referencesp. 81
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