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Author Blackman, Jerome S.
Title The therapist's answer book : solutions to 101 tricky problems in psychotherapy / Jerome S Blackman.
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
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 Floor4  RC480.515 .B53 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 391 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: SECTION A A VERY QUICK TAKE ON ASSESSMENT AND TECHNIQUE -- General Comments -- Problem 1 What Do I Say? (Technique) -- Problem 2 When Do I Say It? (Diagnosis) -- SECTION B GENERAL PRINCIPLES ABOUT TREATMENT -- General Comments -- Problem 3 The Alliance and the Frame of Therapy -- Problem 4 People Without a Clear Problem (or "Chief Complaint") -- Problem 5 Can You Diagnose From the Presenting Problem (the "Chief Complaint")? -- Problem 6 When to Use Medicine and When Not To -- Problem 7 Should I Medicate Depressions or Try to Figure Out the Causes Instead? -- Problem 8 Planes of Psychotherapy: Where to Intervene? -- Problem 9 Alternating Supportive and Interpretive Techniques -- Problem 10 How to Stop People From Quitting Therapy -- Problem 11 What to Do With People's Early Resistances -- Problem 12 What to Do Before Each Therapy Session -- SECTION C TECHNIQUES WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF DISTURBANCES -- General Comments on Varying Technique.
Contents note continued: Problem 13 Is Being a "Container" or Providing a "Holding Environment" Enough? With Whom? -- Problem 14 Are Obsessional People Neurotic, Borderline, or Schizophrenic? -- Problem 15 People With Physical Illnesses and Conversion Symptoms -- Problem 16 Financially Successful People -- Problem 17 Highly Intelligent People -- Problem 18 People Who Are Chronically Late to Sessions -- Problem 19 Do All Alcoholics Need AA? -- Problem 20 What Do You Do With Different Types of Alcoholics? -- Problem 21 Bullies -- Problem 22 Procrastinators -- Problem 23 Passive, Wimpy People -- Problem 24 The Male "Yes, Dear" -- Problem 25 Self-Centered People Who "Need a Spanking" -- Problem 26 Can You Understand the Meanings of an Obsession? -- Problem 27 People With Visible and Nonvisible Disabilities -- Problem 28 Counterphobic People Who Risk Their Lives -- Problem 29 Seniors Who Feel Entitled -- Problem 30 Promiscuous People.
Contents note continued: SECTION D TECHNIQUES WITH ACTING IN AND ACTING OUT -- General Comments About Boundaries -- Problem 31 What About Boundaries? -- Problem 32 "Let's Make a Deal" and Gifts---Boundary Crossings -- Problem 33 Boundary Violations, Erotic and Erotized Transferences -- Problem 34 People Who Berate or Verbally Attack You -- Problem 35 "Acter-Outers," or Impulsive People -- Problem 36 Those Who Get to Understandings of Themselves Before You Do -- Problem 37 People Who Ask You to Hug Them or Want to Hug You -- Problem 38 People Who Try to Undress in Front of You or Attempt to Seduce You During a Session; Also, People Who Touch You -- Problem 39 People Who Talk to Your Secretary -- Problem 40 People Who Date Your Secretary -- Problem 41 Enactors: "Actor-in-ers" -- Problem 42 People Who Bring Their Spouse to a Session -- Problem 43 People Who Bring Their Parents to a Session -- Problem 44 People Who Do Not Want to Leave Your Office on Time.
Contents note continued: Problem 45 People Who Accuse You of Not Paying Attention -- Problem 46 People Who Don't Let You Get a Word in Edgewise -- Problem 47 Women Who Bring an Infant to the Session -- Problem 48 Silent People -- Problem 49 People Who Stand Up and Walk Around -- Problem 50 People Who Check Their Watches -- Problem 51 Parting Shots -- Problem 52 People Who Ask How You Are Feeling -- Problem 53 Adolescents Who Sit in Your Chair -- Problem 54 People Who Bring Their Own Drinks to the Office -- Problem 55 People Who Don't Hang Up Their Coats -- Problem 56 People Who Ask to Borrow a Magazine -- Problem 57 People Who Don't Pay the Bill -- Problem 58 People Who Miss Many Appointments -- Problem 59 People Who Demand Medicine -- Problem 60 People Who Move Your Furniture -- Problem 61 People Who Fall Asleep in Your Waiting Room -- Problem 62 Suicidal People -- Problem 63 When CBT Alone Is Not Working.
Contents note continued: Problem 64 Those Who Have Had a Bad Experience With a Prior Therapist -- Problem 65 People Who Ask You Questions -- SECTION E YOUR REACTIONS TO PEOPLE IN TREATMENT -- General Comments -- Problem 66 What Is Countertransference and How Is It Different From Empathy? -- Problem 67 Countertransference to Unfaithful People -- Problem 68 Compliant Talkers -- Problem 69 Those Who Have Figured You Out -- Problem 70 Countertransference to Marital Arguments -- Problem 71 People You Don't Like and People Who Don't Like You -- Problem 72 People Who Do Not Respond to Your Explanations About Their Problems -- Problem 73 People Who Want Your Advice -- Problem 74 Questions About Your Theoretical Orientation -- Problem 75 People Who Read Your Professional Articles and Books -- Problem 76 People Who React to Any Intervention as an Invasion -- Problem 77 When You Find Yourself Asking Too Many Questions -- Problem 78 People Who Threaten You.
Contents note continued: SECTION F MODIFICATIONS TO THE "FEAME" OF TREATMENT -- General Comments About Exceptions -- Problem 79 Bumping Into People Outside of the Office -- Problem 80 When You Lower Your Fee -- Problem 81 What About E-mail and Skype? -- Problem 82 Bosses Who Have Their Assistants Contact You -- Problem 83 People Who Want to Be Your Friend---Use Your First Name -- Problem 84 Elevator Phobics Who Must Take an Elevator to Your Office -- Problem 85 Lawyers Wanting Evaluations for Their Clients Versus People Who Call at the Suggestion of Their Attorneys -- Problem 86 People Who Want You to Give a Second Opinion While They're in Treatment With Someone Else -- Problem 87 People Who Consult You Because of Third-Party Pressure -- Problem 88 Child-Centered Counseling -- Problem 89 People Who Travel a Long Distance to Sessions -- Problem 90 What If You Opt Out of Medicare or Are an "Out of Network" Provider? -- SECTION G SPECIAL ISSUES.
Contents note continued: General Comments About Unusual Situations and Behaviors During Treatment -- Problem 91 People Who Say "You Know" Repetitively -- Problem 92 Loud Throat Clearing and Globus Hystericus -- Problem 93 Women Who Wear Ultra-Short Skirts and/or See-Through Blouses -- Problem 94 Wiseguys -- Problem 95 People Who Are Friends With Other People You Are Treating -- Problem 96 People Who Are Involved With Someone Who Is Driving Them Crazy -- Problem 97 People Who Are Dating Someone Who Sounds Severely Mentally III -- Problem 98 People Who Write Down Long Dreams -- Problem 99 Consulting With and Treating Family Members of People You Are Already Treating -- Problem 100 When People "Don't Get It": Are They Using Denial or Are They Psychotic? -- Problem 101 How to Improve Diagnosis and Choice of Techniques -- A. More on Supportive and Interpretive Techniques -- B. More Information on Diagnosis.
Summary "This book confronts the universal, common, unusual, and rare problems that arise for practitioners during psychotherapeutic treatment. For the majority of questions, Dr. Blackman discusses a variety of answers depending on the person in treatment, the stage of treatment, and other factors. Overall, readers will learn that there are no unitary answers to any of the questions, each one has innumerable circumstances and factors, and therefore answers. Instead, Dr. Blackman instructs readers on the thinking process and equips practitioners and students with the background knowledge and problem-solving techniques necessary to handle difficulties in their practice"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Psychotherapy -- Popular works.
Psychotherapist and patient -- Popular works.
Self-help techniques.
ISBN 9780415888912 (hardback)
0415888913 (hardback)
9780415888929 (paperback)
0415888921 (paperback)
OCLC number 823887849