'Well written and thoughtfully structured, this highly accessible, lively text offers the reader a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to psychodynamic practice. Howard provides lucid explanations of core psychodynamic ideas and skills rooted in engaging clinical illustrations. It will be an invaluable companion both during and beyond training.'
Professor Alessandra Lemma, Trust-wide Head of Psychology and Visiting Professor
'The book will be of especial use to trainees as well as to practising counsellors and others working in the welfare field. I recommend it highly.' - Larry O'Carroll, Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London
From the first edition: This is a more than useful little book. The pitch and voice are unpretentious, and the content, quality of information and degree of educative material are balanced and interesting -
Journal of Analytical Psychology
From the first edition: 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' -
`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' -