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26. Web Pages that Manipulate Database Records

David Sawyer McFarland O'Reilly Media ePub

Displaying database information on a web page is useful, but you may be more interested in the opposite kind of communicationcollecting information from your sites visitors (see Figure26-1). Maybe you want them to do something as simple as register with your site. Other times, you may have something more ambitious in mindlike accepting and processing product orders using a full-fledged e-commerce system.

Once you have data in a database, you need a way to maintain itto update and delete information. After all, youll change prices, discontinue products, and remove any record of Harvey the Wise Guy from your sites online guestbook at some point. Thankfully, Dreamweaver makes changing this information simple and painless.

You may feel more comfortable learning these concepts by doing them. If so, turn to the tutorial on Deleting Records before you read the next section.

As noted in Chapter13, the primary way you collect information over the Internet is through an HTML form. Its basic elementstext boxes, radio buttons, pop-up menus, and so ongive you all kinds of ways to collect a wide assortment of data. But to record this information, you either need to write your own program or, more simply, use Dreamweavers built-in tools to funnel it into a database. Dreamweavers Record Insertion Form Wizard and Insert Record server behavior make adding data a simple process.

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Johan Vromans O'Reilly Media ePub

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14. A learning experience in psychoanalysis

Donald Meltzer Karnac Books ePub

Psychoanalytic Group of Barcelona

This chapter is in fact part of a more extensive work, the gestation of which commenced in 1991 when our first contract with Donald Meltzer came to an end. We had the prospect before us of publishing a book that would expound some of the teachings that he had transmitted to us through clinical work. We held a meeting during which Meltzer showed little interest in this book; he did, however, show interest in a book that would give an account of our experience of working together as a group in psychoanalytic training. He put forward his idea of training based on the model of an atelier (Sincerity had not yet been published) and encouraged us to describe and define our experience.

This surprised us. We were not very convinced. We feared that it exceeded our abilities. We therefore went on with the tasks we had previously planned (the “case” book, as we called it within the group, was published: Meltzer & GPB, 1995). In spite of our perplexity, astonishment, and doubts, the idea was not abandoned; it was put off and at times forgotten, but it kept on reappearing with increasing force throughout the years. From 1991 on we held a series of meetings designed to elaborate our ideas around our experience as a training group. We felt that we did not meet the necessary requirements for observing ourselves—and even today we still have similar doubts. We do not feel that we can answer the question about the group’s particularity; this query remains.

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CHAPTER SIX: Client commentaries: C, M and 1 and a complete case example: Case I

Penny Rawson Karnac Books ePub

What clients C, M and I said about their experience of short-term therapy

Having analysed the individual elements of short-term therapy and the key components that make for the shortening process, this chapter gives three examples of how the process is experienced by clients: see commentaries 6.1 Client C, 6.2 Client M and 6.4 Client I. Extracts of these have already been used to illustrate earlier points. Here the commentaries are included in full, without further comment, and allowed to speak for themselves. Clients C and M’s commentaries are followed by a case example where many of the key elements are seen to be integrated in a real situation.

Case I has been selected for inclusion here, in its entirety, because it is a case already in the public forum as a result of a court case. This therefore minimizes problems related to confidentiality referred to earlier.

Client I’s commentary is also included in full after the case report.

The case demonstrates how the key principles outlined in Chapter 5 are used in an integrated way to achieve a very positive outcome in a limited number of sessions. It is one of the longer cases examined and therefore enables a wider range of skills to be demonstrated than would be possible in one of the cases with maybe only four sessions, which have been used to demonstrate various points in the earlier sections.

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5. Brief therapeutic work with parents of infants

Karnac Books ePub

Isca Salzberger Wittenberg

This section begins with the beginning of the life-cycle. The first encounters are with a young couple who are awaiting the birth of their first child but are burdened with many fears and anxieties. In a second case a mother is helped to find her way out of a state of severe post-natal depression. The third series of interviews is with a young family who are being torn apart as they struggle to cope with a tragic loss. Although in each of the cases no more than a few interviews were given, yet the therapist was able to interpret in some depth, and the changes that were revealed over the time were profound and moving.


When a few years ago the Tavistock Clinic set up a Brief Counselling Service for parents of children under five, I was very interested to participate in this new venture. I particularly welcomed the opportunity of seeing parents during the pregnancy and in the first year of their baby’s life.

Previous experience of brief work had convinced me that at critical points of transition in a person’s life even a few interviews can be useful. The new situation often produces an inner turbulence and may drive the individual urgently to address previously undigested anxieties. To be able to talk about their worries and fears, to be listened to by someone who can bear to stay with psychic pain and help them to think about their feelings in depth, may give clients some understanding of the nature of their problem. In some cases this may lead to a realization that more ongoing help is required, but often the insight gained and the experience of being understood is enough to enable clients to manage their lives more constructively and in some instances even to undo a block in their development. This latter outcome is only likely to occur when the problem is limited to a specific area of personality and has come to the fore through some recently experienced stress.

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