I find it very interesting (which is why I am going to do it for a living and I see clients now. I find it to be very interesting and rewarding work).
Originally Posted by ACIDBATHBELFORT
When people think Psychoanalysis, they usually think of Freud. Most of Freud's early ideas have been shunned today, but they are the basis for many widely accepted theories and practices that are still used in what is known as Psychodynamic theory, as well as psychoanalysis. If you are interested in this type of thing, pick up:
Psychoanalytic Diagnosis by Nancy McWilliams
This is one of the first psychoanalytic texts I have come across that is actually readable. I can read it once and understand it, instead of reading two pages and going back to figure out WTF is going on. She also writes a few other books that are great as well.
After reading that, I would recommend
Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond by Judith Beck
This book does a good job of explaining Cognitive Theory, which is probably the most frequently used theory in practice today (most people are eclectic)
Anyway, those two books would give you a great idea of what goes on both in theory and in therapy. They are both readable and interesting, and they both are organized in a way that explains theory and then practice.
I know that might be a bit much, but I figured "What the hell" maybe you will pick one up.....
Everyone is different. The problem is, most people want to be the same -Alfred Kinsey