Allegories of Transgression and Transformation: Experimental Fiction by Women Writing under Dictatorship

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"Based on extensive clinical experience and written by distinguished experts in the field, the Manual of Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is the first text to comprehensively examine the usefulness of exploratory psychotherapy in the treatment of panic disorder. It suggests that psychodynamic approaches can aid both psychopharmacological and cognitive-behavioral treatments and can often resolve panic symptoms in many patients when used as the sole treatment modality. The authors catalog psychological factors commonly present in panic disorder patients and describe how to address them within a psychodynamic psychotherapy. A wealth of clinical vignettes and a complete case example illustrate the techniques described. Other treatment issues covered include defense mechanisms, transference, termination of treatment, and the use of panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved