Psychodynamic Social Work

Jerrold R. Brandell

Columbia University Press

Psychodynamic Social Work

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Pub Date: October 2004

ISBN: 9780231126366

474 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $75.00£58.00

Pub Date: October 2004

ISBN: 9780231501118

474 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $74.99£58.00

Psychodynamic Social Work

Jerrold R. Brandell

Columbia University Press

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.
Introduction
Part I: The Psychodynamic Perspective
Enter Freud: Psychodynamic Thinking and Clinical Social Work
Psychoanalytic Theories of Development and Dysfunction: Classical Psychoanalytic Theory
Psychoanalytic Theories of Development and Dysfunction: Ego Psychology, Object Relations Theories, the Psychology of the Self, and Relational Psychoanalysis
Transference
Countertransference
Part II: The Process of Dynamic Therapy
Dynamic Assessment
Beginning Treatment: Initial Engagement, the Holding Environment, the Real Relationship, and Formation of the Therapeutic Alliance
The Middle Phase of Treatment: Resistance, Working Through, and Dynamic Technique
Termination: The Endgame
Part III: Special Clinical Populations and Adaptations of the Psychodynamic Approach
Children
Adolescents
The Meter's Running: Dynamic Approaches to Brief and Time-Limited Therapy
Psychodynamic Case Management, by Jerry E. Floersch and Jeffrey L. Longhofer
Part IV:Research on Dynamic Treatment
Research on Clinical Process and Outcomes in Psychodynamic Therapy and Psychoanalysis
Notes
Select Glossary of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts
References

About the Author

Jerrold Brandell is Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Wayne State University School of Social Work. Brandell is the author, coauthor, or editor/coeditor of thirteen books, including Narration and Therapeutic Action: The Construction of Meaning in Psychoanalytic Social Work (Routledge, 2017); Of Mice and Metaphors: Therapeutic Storytelling with Children, Second Edition (Sage Press, 2016), Essentials of Clinical Social Work (Sage, 2014); Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work (Sage, 2011); Psychodynamic Social Work (Columbia University Press, 2004); Attachment and Dynamic Practice (Columbia University Press, 2007); Celluloid Couches, Cinematic Clients: Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in the Movies (SUNY Press, 2004); and Countertransference in Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (Jason Aronson, 1992).