What exactly happens in psychotherapy, and when is it helpful? This look-behind-the-scenes shows how psychotherapy can be both scientific and imaginative, as prominent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst Rainer M. Holm-Hadulla shows how success can be achieved with the flexible integration of different psychotherapeutic methods.
Twelve narratives illustrate the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients suffering from the most frequent disorders requiring psychotherapy: adjustment, anxiety, personality, depressive, and psychotic disorders. The focus is on individuals in their social context, with their various biographies, life-situations, and creative potentialities. The reader witnesses the evolution of productive therapeutic alliances. Psychodynamic conflicts are resolved, behavioral alternatives become apparent, and existential creativity reveals itself as a fundamental psychotherapeutic principle.