Using human, compelling cases that bring the process of psychotherapy alive, a gifted psychiatrist shows what psychotherapy is and how and why it works....
|Title||:||Understanding Psychotherapy: The Science Behind The Art|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Understanding Psychotherapy: The Science Behind The Art Reviews
Although it was written in 80s, it's a great book as Basch shares a quarter century of his experience in psychotherapy to bring some valuable insight into the art and science of therapy. The case vignettes are also helpful, bridging the theory and practice.
This is a scholarly work on psychotherapy. It is interesting but required me to check the APA website quite a few times in order to review definitions of many of the professional terms used in the book. I enjoyed Michael Basch's manner of writing and the way he used his professional experiences to explain how psychotherapy is used. He dispelled the cultural myths of the psychiatrist and patient relationships. Basch explained many of the terms that Freud first used. Oedipal Complex and penis envy are two that are very misunderstood by lay people. He also explains how the cognitive development of some people can be arrested in such a way that it affects how they function as adults or how they may compensate for a lack in one area of development yet be successful functioning adults.I did enjoy reading this text although it required mental work. I do wish I had not let it lay unread for such large gaps of time because I did need to reread many parts. Also, I wish that I had kept notes while reading it.