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The Presenting Past: The core of psychodynamic counselling and therapy By Michael Jacobs

The Presenting Past: The core of psychodynamic counselling and therapy
by Michael Jacobs

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The Presenting Past maintains its clear approach to the core of psychodynamic counselling by focussing upon three central areas trust and attachment, authority and autonomy and cooperation and competition. This book reflects Michael Jacobs' assertion the development of the text reflects "the dynamic part of the term 'psychodynamic'.
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The Presenting Past: The core of psychodynamic counselling and therapy by Michael Jacobs

Praise for previous editions:

"This book is a wonderfully readable overview of the developmental principles underlying psychodynamic counselling. Theories of Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Kohut and others are organized into three broad developmental themes- dependency, autonomy and interdependence, and illuminated with rich clinical examples. Jacobs' lucid, lively style makes the connection between theory and practice clear and accessible. This outstanding book will appeal to established clinicians as well as students training in counselling and psychotherapy."
Jan Grant, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

"Michael Jacobs is a free spirit who roams purposefully in the often contentious world of the rival psychoanalytic traditions."
Professor Brian Thorne, Centre for Counselling Studies, University of East Anglia

"An original and reliable approach to the development of personality that every therapist and student therapist should possess. Jacobs, one of the founders of psychodynamic therapy and counselling, avoids the twin perils of unimaginative, meaningless causality on the one hand and indifferent, irresponsible reference to fate on the other."
Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, University of Essex

The third edition of The Presenting Past maintains its clear approach to the core of psychodynamic counselling by focussing upon three central areas:

  • Trust and attachment
  • Authority and autonomy
  • Cooperation and competition
These areas are now divided into shorter chapters that have been thoroughly updated in line with recent literature. However, the biggest change is the introduction of more attachment theory. This is part of the evolution of the book and reflects Michael Jacobs' assertion the development of the text reflects "the dynamic part of the term `psychodynamic'".

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About Michael Jacobs


Michael Jacobs is Visiting Professor at The Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University, and also works in independent practice in Swanage, Dorset; where he supervises counsellors, as well as seeing clients, writing and editing. He was formely Director of the Counselling and Psychotherapy programme at the University of Leicester. His books on psychodynamic counselling and therapy are used as key texts on many training courses - notably The Presenting Past (2nd edition) published by Open University Press, Psychodynamic Counselling in Action, 3rd edition (2004, Sage), Still Small Voice, 2nd edition (1993, SPCK). Other publications include The Therapist's Use of Self, written with John Rowan (2002 - Open University Press), and Supervision - Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists, co-written with Moira Walker (Whurr, 2003). Michael is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapist registered with UKCP.

Table of Contents


Preface

What's past is present
Qualifying interpretations
Trust and attachment: Foundations
Trust and attachment: Towards ambivalence
Trust and attachment: Related issues
Authority and autonomy: Internalizing parental authority
Authority and autonomy: A matter of control
Authority and autonomy: Related issues
Co-operation and competition: Gender, sexuality and sexual relations
Co-operation and competition: Oedipal configurations
Co-operation and competition: Related issues
The major themes in the therapeutic relationship

Appendix
References
Index

Additional information

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The Presenting Past: The core of psychodynamic counselling and therapy by Michael Jacobs
Michael Jacobs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2005-12-01
288
0335217664
9780335217663
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