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Description - The Therapist at Work by Dimitris Anastasopoulos

Dimitris Anastasopoulos and Evagelos Papanicolaou have gathered together a distinguished group of contributors to focus on the therapist's participation in therapy and the influence of personal factors on the therapeutic relationship. The majority of the papers grew out of the proceedings of the fourth EFPP Congress of the Adults Section in 2000 and explore the therapist-patient relationship with the emphasis on the influence of the therapist as opposed to that of the patient. Topics discussed in this collection include the impact of the patient on the analyst, how the analyst's clinical theory and personal philosophy affect the analytic process, the effect of the therapist's dreams on the therapeutic process, the psychoanalyst's influence on the collaborative process, and intersubjective phenomena and emotional exchange in the psychoanalytic process. Certain papers focus mainly on theory while others are more clinically-oriented. This volume presents an overview of historic and current thinking and aims to generate yet more discussion on this evolving and important issue. It will be of interest to practicing and training psychotherapists. 'The EFPP monograph series has established itself as an important source of high- quality psychoanalytic psychotherapy papers. This volume adds to its growing reputation with a group of papers that deals with the analytic relationship from several perspectives, in particular the influence of the analyst/therapist on the evolution of the therapeutic process. This is, of course, a fundamental issue and one that is hotly debated within the analytic community.' Paul Williams from the Foreword

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855759893
ISBN-10: 1855759896
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 147mm x mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dimitris Anastasopoulos

Dimitris Anastasopoulos M.D. is an Adult and Child Psychiatrist working in Athens. He trained in adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and is a training psychotherapist for adult and adolescent psychotherapists in Greece. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Association of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (HACAPP). He is vice-chairman of the EFPP. Evagelos Papanicolaou M.D. is a psychiatrist working in Nicosia. He is a trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a founding member of the Cyprus Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Studies.