Beginning, Middle, and Ending Dilemmas: The Freshness of First Sessions. Perils at the Outset. Female Dilemmas. Male Dilemmas. Sharp Endings. Loose Endings. Simple and Complex Dilemmas: Subserving Others May Be Bad for Me. I Cannot Decide. I Am Entitled. More Complex Idealists. More Complex Detours. More Complex Passion. Inner and Outer Worlds: Dream as an Individual Map of Dilemma. On Seeing the Social World Coming. Ten Followup Evaluations and the Science of Brief Psychotherapy. Index.
In this well-illustrated text, the author explores the potential of brief psychotherapy through four paradigmatic modes of the patient's relationship to others: subservience, indecisiveness, control, and fundamental fault. Dr. Gustafson utilizes cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and systems approaches to show clinical psychology practitioners and students how to decipher and respond to the narratives of patients' lives.
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