This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to psychotherapy and psychosomatics, as well as psychodynamic thinking. It also provides an overview of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic procedures. It also provides basic information about other psychotherapeutic methods. On the basis of the three pillars of conflict pathology, developmental pathology, and trauma pathology, it offers a consistent and systematic approach to pathology and practical treatment. It takes account of specialized topics such as psychological development and the psychosocial aspects of disease. For this new edition, the importance of the structure-oriented approach that is currently a focus of interest has been emphasized.
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Ermann, emeritierter Professor für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, ist als Facharzt für Psychotherapeutische Medizin und Psychoanalytiker tätig.