Effective Psychotherapy for Patient and Therapist


This highly practical work is an indispensible guide for patients undergoing treatment who would like a better idea of what to expect, laypersons considering psychotherapy and wondering if it is right for them, and therapists wishing to reduce their own anxiety and maximize effectiveness of treatment. Meisler gives specific directions for the application of both old and new psychotherapeutic techniques, within the context of a dynamic attitude toward treatment. He covers attitudes needed by both patient and therapist upon entering a therapeutic situation, character armor and the erosion of defenses, major interventions, and basic issues from problems commonly encountered in psychotherapy to the process of ending treatment.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991