Psychodynamic Social Work

Author: Brandell, Jerrold R.


0 Units in Stock

Add to Cart:

  • ISBN: 9780231126366
  • Author: Brandell, Jerrold R.
  • Publ Date: 2004-10-06
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 474
  • Imprint: COLUMBIA UNIV PR *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 194257

Table of Contents :

IntroductionPart I: The Psychodynamic PerspectiveEnter Freud: Psychodynamic Thinking and Clinical Social WorkPsychoanalytic Theories of Development and Dysfunction: Classical Psychoanalytic TheoryPsychoanalytic Theories of Development and Dysfunction: Ego Psychology, Object Relations Theories, the Psychology of the Self, and Relational PsychoanalysisTransferenceCountertransferencePart II: The Process of Dynamic TherapyDynamic AssessmentBeginning Treatment: Initial Engagement, the Holding Environment, the Real Relationship, and Formation of the Therapeutic AllianceThe Middle Phase of Treatment: Resistance, Working Through, and Dynamic TechniqueTermination: The EndgamePart III: Special Clinical Populations and Adaptations of the Psychodynamic ApproachChildrenAdolescentsThe Meter's Running: Dynamic Approaches to Brief and Time-Limited TherapyPsychodynamic Case Management, by Jerry E. Floersch and Jeffrey L. LonghoferPart IV:Research on Dynamic TreatmentResearch on Clinical Process and Outcomes in Psychodynamic Therapy and PsychoanalysisNotesSelect Glossary of Psychoanalytic Terms and ConceptsReferences


A comprehensive guide to psychodynamic clinical practice within a contemporary social work treatment context, this book incorporates a number of different theoretical models in tandem with more than thirty-five diverse case illustrations. Case studies are derived from an assortment of venues, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, family service, residential treatment, corrections, and private practice.Using traditional psychoanalytic theory as a point of departure, Psychodynamic Social Work reflects the richness of current thinking in psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy and addresses such important topics as o the unique relationship between social work and psychoanalysis; o psychosocial development and dysfunction; o strategies for beginning therapy and establishing a relationship between therapist and client; o understanding and using the client's transference and the therapist's countertransference to clinical advantage; o the clinical process from dynamic assessment through termination, including client resistance to treatment as a central challenge; o methods for treating children and adolescents; o brief and time-limited therapy and dynamically oriented case management; o the "focal conflict model," an instrument for analyzing a client's based on changes in speech that is used for clinical instruction as well as in single-case research and clinical supervision.


This splendid book expertly fills a major gap in the psychodynamic social work literature. Because it combines a sophisticated reassesment of psychoanalytic theories with a wide ranging discussion of treatment technique and process, it will be an invaluable resource for students, experienced practitioners, and clinical educators.

Author Biography:

Jerrold R. Brandell is professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Wayne State University School of Social Work. The author or editor of six books, including Celluloid Couches, Cinematic Clients: Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in the Movies, Of Mice and Metaphors: Therapeutic Storytelling with Children, and Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work, he also edits the journal Psychoanalytic Social Work. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Estimated Delivery Times
In stock items despatched next working day
Out of stock items -locally sourced 2-5 days overseas 6-12 days
(if in stock at publisher)

Your IP Address is:
Copyright © 2003-2014 Medicalbooks Shopping Cart