Mentalizing in Psychotherapy
A Guide for Practitioners
Carla Sharp and Dickon Bevington
Foreword by Peter Fonagy
Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
August 24, 2022
ISBN 9781462549962Price: $35.00
Size: 6" x 9"
Professors: request an exam copy
How can therapists help clients reflect more deeply on their own—and other people's—thoughts and emotions? How can the therapeutic relationship be leveraged effectively to create change? This concise book guides therapists of any orientation to incorporate innovative mentalization-based strategies into assessment and intervention. Complex ideas are clearly explained and illustrated with extensive session transcripts and vignettes. Ways to help clients struggling with dysregulated emotions and behavior are highlighted. Compelling topics include the role of mentalization difficulties in personality disorders, special concerns in working with adolescents, and how clinicians can improve their own mentalizing capacities.
This title is part of the Psychoanalysis and Psychological Science series, edited by Elliot L. Jurist.