Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • AlanĀ Eppel

About this book


This book is an easy-to-use guide to short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for early career practitioners and students of mental health. Written by an expert psychiatric educator, this book is meticulously designed to emphasize clarity and succinctness to facilitate quality training and practice. Developed in a reader-friendly voice, the text begins by introducing the theoretical underpinnings of  psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Topics include the principles of attachment theory, the  dual system theory  of emotion processing,  decision theory, choice point analysis and a critical review of the research literature. The book then shifts its focus to a  description in a manualized  format of the objectives and tasks of each phase of therapy within the framework of  the engagement,  emotion-processing and termination phases. The book concludes with a chapter on psychodynamically informed clinical practice for non-psychotherapists.

Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is the ultimate tool for the education of students, residents, trainees, and fellows in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, and all other clinical mental health professions.


Psychodynamic Competencies Clinical supervision Termination phase Active phase Attachment theory

Authors and affiliations

  • AlanĀ Eppel
    • 1
  1. 1.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74994-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74995-2
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