Part 1 also deals with developing the focus of the CCRT, or the theme of the brief psychodynamic therapy. Even though the details are common sense to an experienced therapist, it is fascinating to follow Dr. Book's treatment examples as they unfold. They are complete with commentary, including discussion of transference and countertransference and repetition compulsion. I was a little put off by the codification of conflict components—for instance, RO for response from the other, RE for relationship episode, W for wish, and RS for response from the staff—but one catches on. The ideas are quite useful.