Curing Psychological Symptoms
In this book—written for clinicians, as well as for the curious general reader—Dr. Henry Kellerman examines psychological symptoms such as obsessions, compulsions, and phobias by using a symptom code to unravel and then cure the symptom.
The unfortunate fact is that psychotherapists have never really had a map or an instruction manual that they could follow so that any symptom could be unlocked and cured. Even though psychotherapists know a great deal about the processes of psychotherapeutic treatment, nowhere is there any spelled-out technique that they could systematically use to penetrate the symptom and cure it.
This book is more than a technical treatise. It considers 10 fascinating cases to show how Dr. Kellerman’s methods have worked for more than a half-century of private practice. A majority among those profiled do not require medication, some do. In addition to discussing the cure, Kellerman employs a way to struggle more effectively, with the objective of learning how to utilize the symptom code.
About the Author
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 center’s 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. Kellerman’s books published by the American Mental Health Foundation include: Personality: How it Forms; Anatomy of Delusion; There’s No Handle on My Door: Stories of Patients in Mental Hospitals; Psychotherapeutic Traction: Uncovering the Patient’s Power-Theme and Basic-Wish; Group Psychotherapy and Personality: A Theoretical Model; and Curing Psychological Symptoms.