Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice,
Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.
This new edition of the classic psychodynamic psychiatry text, Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
, continues its tradition as the most readable, scholarly, and practical introduction to psychodynamic theory and practice available. Kept within arm's reach of all mental health professionals, this invaluable “one-stop” reference will prepare you to teach students and treat patients more effectively with its truly integrative psychodynamic approach.
The author has meticulously updated every chapter of the previous edition, adding new illustrative case examples and discussing the most recent research findings and concepts in psychodynamic psychiatry. It introduces the basic principles of psychodynamic psychiatry and the four fundamental theoretical frameworks derived from psychoanalytic theory: ego psychology, object relations theory, self psychology, and attachment theory. Drawing on the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience to validate the latest psychodynamic thinking, the author includes neuroanatomical illustrations that highlight the need to integrate psychoanalytic theories of development with brain development and the impact of environment on gene expression.
The eminently practical Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice is organized into three distinct sections based on DSM-IV diagnoses:
- Section I, Basic Principles and Treatment Approaches in Dynamic Psychiatry, begins by laying a foundation in psychoanalytic theory. It focuses on how to apply psychoanalytic theory to specific types of evaluation and treatment, including psychodynamic assessment, brief therapy, individual and group psychotherapy, family and marital therapy, pharmacotherapy, and hospital/partial hospital treatment.
- Section II, Dynamic Approaches to Axis I Disorders, covers the major psychiatric disorders and discusses how to apply psychodynamic understanding to the treatment of patients with these disorders.
- Section III, Dynamic Approaches to Axis II Disorders, provides a psychodynamic understanding of personality disorders and covers in detail the principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy for these conditions.
The fourth edition of Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice details the theory of psychodynamic psychotherapy and the adaptation of psychodynamic thinking to specific disorders. As such, it is an ideal companion to Dr. Gabbard's Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, which details the techniques of dynamic psychotherapy.
The bestselling Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice is the definitive reference for training programs of all kinds at all levels. This new edition provides a clear synthesis of diagnostic understanding and treatment unmatched in the literature. Marked by Dr. Gabbard's distinctly lucid and compelling prose, it is the ultimate psychiatric guide for the busy clinician and mental health student.
Part I: Basic Principles and Treatment Approaches in Dynamic Psychiatry. Basic principles of dynamic psychiatry. The theoretical basis of dynamic psychiatry. Psychodynamic assessment of the patient. Treatments in dynamic psychiatry: individual psychotherapy. Treatments in dynamic psychiatry: group therapy, family/marital therapy, and pharmacotherapy. Treatments in dynamic psychiatry: dynamically informed hospital and partial hospital treatment. Part II: Dynamic Approaches to Axis I Disorders. Schizophrenia. Affective disorders. Anxiety disorders. Dissociative disorders. Paraphilias and sexual dysfunctions. Substance-related disorders and eating disorders. Dementia and other cognitive disorders. Part III: Dynamic Approaches to Axis II Disorders. Cluster A personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal. Cluster B personality disorders: borderline. Cluster B personality disorders: narcissistic. Cluster B personality disorders: antisocial. Cluster B personality disorders: hysterical and histrionic. Cluster C personality disorders: obsessive-compulsive, avoidant, and dependent. Index.
"With this fourth edition of Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
, Dr. Gabbard has significantly enriched his unique and invaluable book by weaving new findings from ‘cutting edge’ research about the brain into our clinical theories of the human mind. This new edition of a classic text sharpens our psychodynamic ways of thinking, deepens our understanding of patients, and improves the effectiveness of our treatments. Without question, an absolutely essential text for all clinicians."—Robert Alan Glick, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Director, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
"Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice is a superb textbook for educators, clinicians, and trainees interested in a modern view of psychodynamics that is also integrated with neuroscience findings. Dr. Gabbard's penchant for clarity makes the descriptions of psychodynamic theory, clinical phenomena and technique and neurobiological correlations illuminating and understandable. He brings psychodynamic theory and technique out of the outpatient setting and illustrates how psychodynamics apply in all settings with each patient. This book is a tremendous advance for psychiatry."—Lisa Mellman, M.D., President-Elect, American Assoc Directors Psychiatry Residency Training; Assoc Dir, Columbia Univ; Residency Clinical Prof, Psychiatry, Columbia Univ Coll Physicians & Surgeons
"Dr. Gabbard is the undisputed Master Educator of our era. Once again, in the Fourth Edition of Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, he introduces students of psychiatry to the study of mental illness from a point of view that demands the integration of multiple theoretical perspectives and attention to the patient as a whole person. His tireless work sets the bar high for all of us in our ongoing struggle to understand our patients' suffering in its full complexity."—Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D., Vice-chair Graduate Medical Education, Director of Residency Training, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York
Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director, Baylor Psychiatric Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine; Training and Supervising Analyst, Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, Houston, Texas.