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Good book: useful for Cognitive and/ or Behavioural Therapists
on 23 May 2017
If you're a cognitive and/or behavioural therapist this is a really good book even if, (perhaps especially if), you do not use psychodynamic ideas in your therapy. It explains the core concepts of psychological defensive mechanisms well enough to give you the language to talk to clients who have framed their problems in psychodynamic terms.
Not long after reading this book I was able to engage a client using their familiar language. It was lovely to watch the penny drop. (With both of us!)
Great book, well written and clearly written.