Based on the highly successful first edition the long-awaited Dynamic Psychotherapy Explained Second Edition is a concise but comprehensive overview of this important treatment. Assuming prior kwledge the book is clear and straightforward explaining the links between psychotherapy and other psychiatric treatments and between neurobiology and psychology. It spells out the relationship between a biological and a psychological approach to mental functioning. This book places psychotherapy in its context in psychiatry. It outlines the important theories of dynamic psychotherapy and is packed with clinical examples to illustrate theory and practice. It explains the dynamics of common psychiatric conditions and shows how to write a dynamic formulation. Dynamic Psychotherapy Explained Second Edition is essential reading for postgraduate trainees in psychiatry mental health nurses general practitioners psychiatrists psychologists social workers counsellors medical and nursing undergraduates and junior doctors. Patients too can benefit from a simple explanation of how dynamic therapy relates to other treatments and how it works. Covering much of the information needed for the MRCPsych examination the book is an excellent study and revision tool.
Respectively Head, Division of Mental Health, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London; Specialist Registrar in Psychotherapy, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London