1. Relational Therapy and Its Contexts 2. Beginning with the
Basics: Structure, Ethics and Empathy 3. Assessment: What's Wrong
When Your Client Feels Bad? 4. Between Past and Present, Memory and
Now 5. The Terribly Hard Part of Relational Psychotherapy 6. The
Wonderfully Good Part of Relational Psychotherapy 7. Ending and
Patricia A. DeYoung, MSW, PhD, is a founding faculty member of the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. She maintains a private clinical and supervisory practice in Toronto, specializing in relational modes of individual and couples therapy.
"This engaging, user-friendly introduction to relational psychotherapy skillfully integrates the various relational perspectives in contemporary psychoanalysis into a practical and courageously personal account. DeYoung's understanding of relationality is rich, complex, and nuanced. I will recommend this book enthusiastically to my students, supervisees, and colleagues." -- Donna M. Orange, Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity; Author, Emotional understanding: Studies in Psychoanalytic Epistemology