Features a wealth of case examples and write-in exercises to help therapists build and practice key skills.
This hands-on manual from Leigh McCullough and associates teaches the nuts and bolts of practicing short-term dynamic psychotherapy, the research-supported model first presented in Changing Character, McCullough's foundational text. Reflecting the ongoing evolution of the approach, the manual emphasizes ""affect phobia,"" or conflict about feelings. It shows how such proven behavioral techniques as systemic desensitization can be applied effectively within a psychodynamic framework, and offers clear guidelines for when and how to intervene. Demonstrated are procedures for assessing patients, formulating core conflicts, and restructuring defenses, affects, and relationship to the self and others. In an easy-to-use, large-size format, the book features a wealth of case examples and write-in exercises for building key clinical skills. The companion website (www.affectphobiatherapy.com) offers useful supplemental resources, including Psychotherapy Assessment Checklist (PAC) forms and instructions.
IntroductionPart I. Theory, Evaluation, and FormulationChapter 1. Affect and Affect Phobia in Short-Term TreatmentChapter 2. Affect Phobia, Psychodynamic Conflict, and Malan's Two TrianglesChapter 3. Assessment and Selection of Treatment for the PatientChapter 4. How to Formulate a Core Psychodynamic Conflict: Spotting Affect PhobiasPart II. Defense and Affect RestructuringIntroduction to Part IIChapter 5. Defense Restructuring Phase I: Defense RecognitionChapter 6. Defense Restructuring Phase II: Defense RelinquishingChapter 7. Affect Restructuring Phase I: Affect ExperiencingChapter 8. Affect Restructuring Phase II: Affect ExpressionPart III. Self- and Other-RestructuringIntroduction to Part IIIChapter 9. Self-Restructuring: Building Compassion and Care for SelfChapter 10. Other-Restructuring: Building Adaptive Inner Images of OthersPart IV. Diagnostic Considerations and TerminationChapter 11. Treating Specific Diagnoses: The Relationship between DSM Diagnoses and Affect PhobiasChapter 12. TerminationAppendix. Answers to ExercisesReferences