Introduction 1. Reactive Avoidance and Risky Behavior 2. An Overview of Specific Distress Reduction Behaviors 3. Key Treatment Recommendations 4. Assessing Distress Reduction Behaviors in Context 5. Safety, Stabilization, and Harm Reduction 6. Acceptance and Mindfulness 7. Trigger Management 8. Processing Trauma- and Attachment-Related Memories 9. Treatment Planning and Implementation: Bringing It All Together 10. Special Considerations for Certain Distress Reduction Behaviors and Patterns.
When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began an adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. - Website
General principles of the interview -- General principles of psychodynamics -- The obsessive-compulsive patient -- The histrionic patient -- The narcissistic patient -- The masochistic patient -- The depressed patient -- The anxiety disorder patient -- The borderline patient -- The traumatized patient / Alessandra Scalmati -- The dissociative identity disorder patient / Brad Foote -- The antisocial patient -- The paranoid patient -- The psychotic patient -- The psychosomatic patient / John W. Barnhill -- The cognitively impaired patient / John W. Barnhill -- The emergency patient -- The hospitalized patient / John W. Barnhill -- The patient of different background -- Note taking and the psychiatric interview -- Telephones, e-mail, and the psychiatric interview.
"A uniquely practical guide and widely adopted text, this book shows precisely what therapists can say at key moments to enhance the process of healing and change. Paul Wachtel explains why some communications in therapy are particularly effective, while others that address essentially the same content may actually be countertherapeutic. He offers clear and specific guidelines for how to ask questions and make comments in ways that facilitate collaborative exploration and promote change. Illustrated with vivid case examples, the book is grounded in an integrative theory that draws from features of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential approaches"-- Provided by publisher.