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Psychotherapeutic Traction
Uncovering the Patient's Power-theme and Basic-wish
Henry Kellerman
ISBN: 9781590565728
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Publishing & Media, Lantern Publishing & Media
$25.00
6 x 9
208 pages
May 11, 2018


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Via the metaphorical ignition and forward movement of the therapeutic process, in Psychotherapeutic Traction, Dr. Henry Kellerman takes the reader on a journey through his decades of work with patients: reaching to their power-themes. These keep the individualís personality organized, so that resulting behavior can fulfill basic-wishes. Five compelling Case Histories make this a book not only for professionals but for anyone interested in the difficult-and-rewarding work of the psychotherapeutic process.

Spanning a 60-year career in the field of mental health, Dr. Henry Kellerman has held professional academic appointments in the psychology doctoral programs at several universities and clinical appointments at mental hospitals. In addition, he was the director of the psychology internship program at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City, where he was also a training analyst and senior supervisor in the centerís Psychoanalytic Institute. He holds fellow status in the American Psychological Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Academy of Psychoanalysis, and is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis, of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kellermanís books published by the American Mental Health Foundation include: Personality: How it Forms; Anatomy of Delusion; Thereís No Handle on My Door: Stories of Patients in Mental Hospitals; Psychotherapeutic Traction: Uncovering the Patientís Power-Theme and Basic-Wish; Group Psychotherapy and Personality: A Theoretical Model; and Curing Psychological Symptoms.
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