Psychoanalysis, Behavior Therapy, and the Relational World

Pages: 484
Item #: 4317850
ISBN: 978-1-55798-409-8
List Price: $24.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 1997
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This volume thoroughly updates Dr. Wachtel's seminal work, Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy, extending the clinical application of his groundbreaking integrative model.

Dr. Wachtel has developed a new integrative theory, cyclical psychodynamics, that has reworked traditional psychoanalytic concepts and proved capable of addressing observations and clinical experiences on which both psychoanalytic and behavioral theories are based. Psychoanalysis, Behavior Therapy, and the Relational World carefully examines the implications of new developments in both psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches and significantly extends the cyclical psychodynamic model clinically and theoretically.

Table of Contents

Preface: Psychoanalysis, Behavior Therapy, and the Relational World

Foreword to Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy
—Gerald C. Davison

Foreword to Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy
—Hans H. Strupp

Preface to Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy

I. Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy

  1. Introduction to Part One

Theoretical Considerations

  1. Psychoanalysis: From Medicine to Psychology
  2. The Historical and the Intrapsychic
  3. An Interpersonal Alternative
  4. Some Therapeutic Implications of the Interpersonal View
  5. Anxiety, Conflict, and Learning in Neurosis

Clinical Considerations

  1. Psychoanalysis and Behavioral Analysis
  2. The Reduction of Fears: Foundations of Systematic Desensitization and Related Methods
  3. Anxiety Reduction Through Exposure: Clinical Issues
  4. Facilitating Action in the Real World: Assertive Training and Related Approaches
  5. Reinforcement and Interpretation

Ethical Considerations

  1. Some Questions of Ethics and the Image of Man

II. The Relational World

  1. Introduction to Part Two
  2. From Periphery to Mainstream: The Evolution of Psychotherapy Integration
  3. The Changing Visions of Psychoanalytic Therapists: Object Relations, Self Psychology, and the Relational Paradigm
  4. From Behavior Therapy to Cognitive–Behavior Therapy
  5. Including the System
  6. Bringing Integration to the Heart of the Therapy: An Integrative Approach to the Therapist's Language
  7. Reprise and Future Directions



About the Author

Reviews & Awards

Paul Wachtel's latest book is clearly integrative and follows logically from his 1977 book Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy. This book has been widely cited as a classic and indeed maybe said to have begun the integration movement…In my opinion, Paul Wachtel is one of the two most powerful integrators in the broad field of psychotherapy…in terms of the ability to develop a grand theoretical sweep, Wachtel has no superiors and few equals. This book should be read by all who want to know the background of our common field. In many ways, he's the Arnold Toynbee of psychotherapy.
—Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Winter 1997, vol 11, no 4