Widely regarded as the most accessible introduction to the psychodynamic approach, this book covers everything from the initial meeting right through to the end of the relationship. This substantially revised fifth edition of a classic text includes an updated preface, new content on the therapeutic relationship, substantially revised chapters on the middle phase of counselling and reflections on the influence of other modalities and shared aspects of practice across approaches. Each chapter now includes an annotated Further Reading section to help deepen knowledge and reinforce learning of key aspects of the counselling process.
“Michael Jacobs’s textbook for students and practitioners of psychodynamic therapy became a huge success upon its initial publication, and it remains the gold standard to this day. Written with welcome clarity, deep compassion, and with both a clinical and practical intelligence, Jacobs will be the perfect guide for trainees in this increasingly important field of endeavour.”
Professor Brett Kahr
Senior Fellow, Tavistock Relationships, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London, and Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health, Centre for Child Mental Health, London
This book presents for the first time, a practical manual for psychodynamic-interpersonal therapy. Drawing on forty years of research, teaching and practice, its expert authors guide you through the conversational model’s theory, skills and implications for practice.
What are the hallmarks of psychodynamic-interpersonal therapy?
Forms of feeling
Research and practice
To see the full explanations of these hallmarks, take a look at the introduction.
With new material on working with diversity and difference, neuroscience and extended discussion on ethics, this is a quick and easy introduction to the psychodynamic approach.
"Students studying Psychodynamic Counselling will find this third edition absorbing, essential reading. The introduction of case material provides a thread throughout the text and the extra chapters exploring neuroscience and research are useful and vital inclusions. Social work colleagues and other professionals will appreciate the clear explanation of basic concepts."
Pam Firth, The Counselling Foundation
This is a step-by-step guide to the key skills and techniques of the psychodynamic approach used at each stage of the therapeutic process. It not only addresses how to implement skills but also why they are being implemented. Updated in a second edition, the book includes a new chapter on neuropsychology and its implications for theory and practice, new content on working in the NHS and other settings, additional case material and updates to all chapters reflecting recent literature, research and understanding.