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Description - Psychotherapy and the Everyday Life by Rami Aronzon

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is in every way a perplexing business. Through a frank dialogue between a former patient and her former therapist Psychotherapy and the Everyday Life introduces psychodynamic therapy to prospective and beginning patients. It addresses individuals who are seeking psychological help and wish to determine whether this particular form of psychotherapy is appropriate for them. It is also intended for those whose therapy is already underway, to assist them in furthering understanding and clarifying their experience so that they can better avail themselves of what it has to offer. The book can also serve as a reminder to novice professionals (and perhaps some more experienced professionals as well) concerning what psychotherapy feels like from the patient's point of view and what complexities of response and intention lie behind the therapist's interventions. [It] is not meant to substitute for the psychodynamic conversation that is therapy itself. Rather, it is an attempt, in straightforward, non-professional language, to help facilitate the clinical experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855754294
ISBN-10: 1855754290
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 147mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rami Aronzon

Rami Aronzon, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and psychotherapist in Jerusalem, where he is a member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Institute. He teaches and consults at various institutions in Israel, including The Hebrew University and the Hadassah Medical School. For more than two decades he headed outpatient services at Jerusalem's Talbieh Mental Health Center, while serving as well as consultant and supervisory psychiatrist for the Shaar Hanegev Mental Health Clinic of the kibbutz movement. He continues to work summers as a general medical officer in northern Norway. Emily Budick, Ph.D., holds the Ann and Joseph Adelman Chair in American Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she is also chair of the Department and coordinator for English literature studies. She has published and edited eight books and numerous essays in the field of literature and cultural studies. Her recent work includes psychoanalytic readings of Israeli as well as American Holocaust fiction. She is also the co-author (with Dr Judith Besserman) of 'The Jerusalem Diet: Guided Imagery and the Personal Path to Weight Control'.