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Author Blechner, Mark J.

Title Hope and Mortality : Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Contents Cover; HOPE AND MORTALITY Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT; 1. Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV; Historical overview; AIDS: Course of the illness and medical treatment; Psychotherapy with AIDS patients: Goals and countertransference; Learning of the HIV-positive diagnosis; After the initial diagnosis; Timing of interpretations; The choice of which issues to work on; Psychotherapy with patients in late-stage AIDS; Loneliness
6. Psychotherapy of an AIDS Patient with Dementia7. ""Playing with Fire"": Transference-Countertransference Configurations in the Treatment of a Sexually Compulsive HIV-Positive Gay Man; 8. Managing Chronic Loss and Grief: Contrapuntal Needs of an AIDS Patient and His Therapist; 9. Disease, Death, and Group Process from a Psychodynamic Point of View; 10. When a Patient Becomes HIV-Positive During Psychotherapy; 11. A Heterosexual Male Therapist's Journey of Self-Discovery: Wearing a ""Straight"" jacket in a Gay Men's Bereavement Group
The initial interview: The patient begins life againThe therapist's special listening; A therapist's dilemma: To touch or not to touch; Restoring the patient's autonomy and self-direction; Relieving shame: A special challenge; The art of probing; Unaccustomed roles for the therapist; Should the therapist act as moral policeman?; Dealing with dementia; Death and dying: ""Therapist, know thyself""; 3. Treatment of Children and Parents in Families with AIDS; Scope of the problem; Issues and themes in grief work with children of parents with AIDS; Treatment considerations: Child
The role of the psychotherapistThe task of the psychotherapist; Bereavement; Massive bereavement and repeated survivors; Survivor guilt; Suicidal ideation; People having unsafe sex and lying to their partners; HIV-related issues in HIV-negative patients; HIV testing and AIDS anxiety; HIV testing and confidentiality; Unconscious factors in assessing one's risk for HIV; Cultural determinants in AIDS issues; Negotiating safer sex in an unsafe world; AIDS and syphilis; After the cure; 2. Modifying Psychotherapeutic Methods When Treating the HIV-Positive Patient
Treatment considerations: ParentAlternative types of treatment modalities; A look to the future; 4. ""Gidget Goes to Sing-Sing"": An Interpersonal Therapeutic Approach to HIV-Positive Substance Abusers; Creating an alliance; The use of the self; Creating chumship; Confronting reality issues; Integration; Adaptations of psychotherapy to a difficult patient population; Adaptations to patients with extended life spans; Adaptations when someone is close to death; Part 2. CASE STUDIES; 5. There but for the Grace of ... : Countertransference During the Psychotherapy of a Young HIV-Positive Woman
Summary AIDS has humbled us. Thus observes editor Mark Blechner in introducing readers to this powerful collection of essays on psychodynamic approaches to AIDS. It is the disease, Blechner tells us, that ""has forced us to rethink our relation to sickness and health, mortality, sexuality, drug use, and what we consider valuable in life."" In the chapters that follow, experienced clinicians shatter myths about the inapplicability of psychoanalysis to work with AIDS patients. In addition to setting forth general principles involved in working with patients with serious illness, Hope and Mor
Notes 12. Dances with Men: The Impact of Multiple Losses in My Practice of Psychoanalytically Informed Psychotherapy
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Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Psychological aspects.
HIV-positive persons -- Mental health
Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
AIDS (Disease) -- Psychological aspects.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
HIV-positive persons -- Mental health.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134893620