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Book Review

Key Competencies in Brief DynamicPsychotherapy: Clinical Practice Beyond the Manual

Howard S. Sudak, MD

Published: May 15, 2006

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Being an old-fashioned, anything-but-brief-psychoanalytically oriented therapist who is remarkably naive about shortterm therapies, I may be eminently suited to review this book for others either equally skeptical or poorly versed in such approaches. Though I expected to scoff, I stayed to say that I was intrigued by this book. I liked a little of it a lot and a lot of it a little.

I was most captivated by the opening chapters in which Binder lays out the background and the biases of the book (or, rather, the professed lack of theoretical biases on its author’s part).’ ‹’ ‹

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Volume: 67

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