Strupp, H.H., & Binder, J.L. (1984). Psychotherapy in a New Key. A Guide to Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy, NY: Basic Books.

“This handbook combines the experienced clinician’s sensitivity, skills, and dedication to the patient’s welfare with the empiricism and objectivity of an outstanding researcher. As an example of practice guided and informed by research findings, it is a uniquely important contribution that should be studied and emulated by all teachers, trainees, students, and researchers in dynamic psychotherapy.” – Jerome D. Frank, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“A model of clarity that illuminates the therapeutic process. It is a major contribution to the cyclical psychodynamic point of view and demonstrates vividly how that perspective can clarify the patient’s dilemma and the directions for therapeutic intervention.” – Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D., City College, City University of New York.

“A milestone in the “new wave” of psychotherapy research [and] a masterful blend of solid theoretical foundation with practical, “how-to” guidance. It is likely to become a classic.” – Gerald L. Klerman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Binder, J.L. (2004). Key Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. Clinical Practice Beyond the Manual. NY: The Guilford Press.

“It is a rare privilege to so closely observe how a master clinician and supervisor works with his clients. Included are detailed and extraordinarily vibrant examples of brief dynamic therapy that both captivate and stimulate the reader. There are many unusual and excellent aspects of this book: it clarifies important psychodynamic concepts, includes supportive findings from cognitive science and therapy research, and provides supervisors and teachers with detailed illustrations on how to teach, learn, and apply higher-order therapeutic competencies across different therapeutic systems.” – Jacques P. Barber, Ph.D., Center for Psychotherapy Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

“A superb, innovative contribution to the literature on time-limited dynamic psychotherapy, and one that is destined to become a classic…Binder does a brilliant job of spelling out what he terms “core competencies,” or the generic performance skills possessed by expert therapists. In the process, he also does the field an important service by updating the time-limited approach he developed with Hans Strupp…The writing is lucid and masterful, and the thinking is seasoned and clinically mature. This book will be of interest to a broad readership and will make a valuable text for graduate-level courses in brief dynamic therapy or basic clinical skills.” – Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D., New School University.

Binder, J.L., & Betan, E.J. (2013). Core Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. NY: Routledge.

“This book is exceptionally clear and sophisticated in conveying the subtle interplay of theory and practice in brief dynamic psychotherapy. Based on current studies and concepts of expertise and competence, it constitutes a superb training guide for novice and experienced clinicians who wish to learn how to conduct this essential mode of psychotherapy.” – Stanley B. Messer, Ph.D., Dean and Professor II, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University.

“Drs. Jeffrey L. Binder and Ephi J. Betan are not only experts in brief dynamic psychotherapy, but they are also experts in clinical training, having many years’ experience in the education and training of doctoral students in clinical psychology.” – Philinda Smith Hutchings, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Program, Midwestern University.

“…This is a must-read for students, as well as advanced practitioners who want an up-to-date resource. The volume includes abundant case material, which gives the reader intimate insight into the therapeutic process revealing the power of focal dynamic psychotherapy. Binder and Betan integrate the latest findings in clinical science and demonstrate the process of effective brief dynamic psychotherapy.” – Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP, Previous President of the Division of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association and Fellow, American Psychological Association.