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Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128133736, 9780128134009

Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

1st Edition

Evolving Clinical Practice

Editors: David Kealy John Ogrodniczuk
eBook ISBN: 9780128134009
Paperback ISBN: 9780128133736
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th June 2019
Page Count: 440
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Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Evolving Clinical Practice covers the latest applications of psychodynamic therapy for a range of clinical issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, borderline personality and trauma. It discusses psychodynamic practice as an evidence-based therapy, providing reviews of outcome and process research. Covering a wide array of treatments tailored for specific disorders and populations, this book is designed to appeal to clinicians and researchers who are looking to broaden their knowledge of the latest treatment strategies, novel applications, and current developments in psychodynamic practice.

Key Features

  • Outlines innovative delivery strategies and techniques
  • Features therapies for children, refugees, the LGBT community, and more
  • Covers the psychodynamic treatment of eating, psychosomatic and anxiety disorders
  • Includes psychotherapy strategies for substance misuse and personality disorders


Mental health clinicians such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, clinical counselors; academic researchers and educators; graduate students

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical Evolution in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
2. Working with Cyclical Relational Patterns in Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
3. Attachment and Mentalization in Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy
4. The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
5. Process Research in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
6. Research Support for Psychodynamic Constructs
7. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Depression
8. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Panic Disorder
9. Mentalization-Based Treatment for Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorder
10. Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder
11. Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy for Substance Misuse and Comorbid Personality Disorders
12. Psychosis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
13. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Psychosomatic Disorders
14. Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders
15. Parent-infant Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
16. Psychodynamic Approaches to Child Psychotherapy
17. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Adolescents
18. Psychodynamic Practice and LGBT Communities
19. Working with Immigrants and Refugees in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
20. Psychodynamic Approaches to Trauma and Dissociation
21. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Former Child Soldiers
22. Psychodynamically-informed Treatment for Trauma in the Context of Refugee Crises and Political Violence
23. Internet-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
24. Attachment-Based Family Therapy
25. Psychodynamic Community Intervention
26. Psychodynamically-informed Sport Intervention
27. Psychodynamic Mentorship
28. Psychodynamic Intervention in an Inpatient Medical Setting


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About the Editors

David Kealy

David Kealy is an Assistant Professor in the Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where he is actively involved in psychotherapy teaching and supervision. He writes for academic and clinical audiences and has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles on topics related to psychotherapy and the issues that lead people to seek therapy. His research topics include personality disorders and other difficulties in areas of emotions, identity, and interpersonal relations, as well as the processes involved in individual and group psychotherapy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Psychotherapy Program, University of British Columbia

John Ogrodniczuk

John S. Ogrodniczuk is a Professor and Director of the Psychotherapy Program at the University of British Columbia, Canada, as well as Past-President of the North American chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. His research has focused on psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality disorders, group psychotherapy, alexithymia, and men’s mental health, which has led to more than 200 publications. He is the author of three previous books and also previously served as editor of a book on pathological narcissism.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Psychotherapy Program, University of British Columbia President, North American chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research

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