Providing practical hints illustrated with relevant case material, Developing Psychodynamic Counseling helps counselors improve their skills within the psychodynamic framework. Author Brendan McLoughlin explores ways in which counselors can develop their psychodynamic counseling techniques by integrating theory with practice. This accessible guide focuses on four central areas of interest: the therapeutic setting; boundary issues, including paying attention to beginnings and endings and recognizing when to refer a client on; working with transference by accepting and containing the development of negativity; and working with countertransference by observing your own responses to client material and making use of supervision and personal therapy. A hands-on volume with perceptive observations, Developing Psychodynamic Counseling contains helpful information for both established counseling professionals and students training for mental health services careers.
Developing Work with the External and Internal Setting
Developing Work with Issues around the Boundaries
Developments in Understanding and Working with the Transference
Developments in Understanding and Working with Counter-Transference
Developments in Working with the Whole Counselling Relationship