A Primer on Working with Resistance
|Rating||:||4.11 (940 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||278 Pages|
Look no further-this book is the clinician's "pearl of great price"! As others have aptly noted, Dr. Stark's writing is exemplary for its clarity. Her prose style is lucid and user-friendly. Her own brilliance notwithstanding, her explanations are couched in direct, plain language. Her authorial tone is unfailingly unpretentious and respectful- to the reader, and also to the patient- about whom and for whose benefit she has written. The book consists of three logically delineated parts. In Part One, Dr. Stark explains that resist. A Customer said A clear, consise explanation of the theraputic relationship. Dr. Stark weaves together the viewpoints of many different schools of theraputic thought while bringing her own facinating insights to bear in this wonderful book. Other authors in this field could take a lesson from the clarity of her prose. The best book I have ever read on the subject. Anyone seeking to better understand the theraputic relationship should read this book.. A great find! Moira Egan This book is not well known and was recommended to me by my supervisor.This is an excellent book for the beginning psychoanalytic candidates, with clear explanations of how to identify and work with all the different resistances you will encounter when working with a patient. It also has clear explanations on how to formulate questions depending on the particular clinical situation. It is a real find!
Stark is on the faculty of both the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. . Dr. She is also a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, has a teaching appointment at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and is on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at the Massachusetts Genera
Every so often a book emerges from the vast sea of analytic writings that startles in its creativity and usefulness. (Arnold H. Martha Stark manages to offer practical advice within the context of a sophisticated reading of psychoanalytic theory. She manages complex theoretical concepts with sophistication and great sensitivity for the material. Stark is as clear as a bell. Stark describes the entire panorama of the therapeutic encounter in a style that is forthright, simple to understand and yet not oversimplified. For example, the distinctions she makes between convergent and divergent conflict, or between illusion and distortion, are elegant. She manages complex theoretical concepts with sophistication and great sensitivity for the material. (Anne Alonso PhD, Harvard Medical School)A Primer on Working with Resistance is much broader than the title would sug
Scharff, M.D."Every so often a book emerges from the vast sea of analytic writings that startles in its creativity and usefulness. It takes as the heart of the clinical problem the patient's reluctance to change, that ubiquitous and paradoxical phenomenon of our work in which people come to us asking for help in changing, and then do their level best to keep change from happening This is a work which is at once a practical guide and a theoretical tour de force. Readers who journey in this slim volume with Dr. For example, the distinctions she makes between convergent and divergent conflict, or between illusion and distortion, are elegant. A Primer on Working with Resistance is just such a book. Stark will return from their travels to their practice much educated, having encountered new ideas and old ones in new forms, better able to face the everyday travails of psychotherapy."–David E. The question and answer format of the book is reassuring for the beginner, and a delight for the more experienced reader as well."–Anne Alonso, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School A Jason Aronson Book. She manages complex theoretic