Long-term psychodynamic therapy
may go on for a period of two or more years.
However, this paper illustrates the relevance of psychodynamic therapy
in the South African public sector context, 'where treatment is often brief, interrupted and conducted in compromised conditions' (p.
Many people do not have the time to participate in psychotherapies such as CBT or psychodynamic therapy
- a type of talk therapy that explores the interplay between unconscious feelings and distressing symptoms - which can span multiple hour-long sessions over months.
They consider the empirical literature about therapist effects, including key concepts and evidence in the research, the characteristics of effective therapists, and therapist effects and client outcomes; individual characteristics, ways of being, attitudes, and skills that differentiate effective and ineffective therapists, such as responsiveness, presence, inner experience, attachment, cultural competence, negative reactions, information processing, and drawing on creative and artistic thinkers outside of psychotherapy; specific techniques, such as psychodynamic therapy
for depression, treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, and the use of humor; and implications for practice, policy, and training.
, which targets past experiences and conscious and unconscious feelings.
So those of you who champion cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or psychodynamic therapy
, or whatever technique you have invested in, should adopt some humility about your superior techniques.
is interested in psychodynamic therapy
and in pursuing a fellowship in addictions.
The 2 major evidence-based treatments for patients with borderline PD are dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and psychodynamic therapy
In my residency, I was heavily trained in psychodynamic therapy
, and many of my supervisors were psychoanalysts.
The second section of the book details an assemblage from various modalities such as Object Relations, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based Psychodynamic Therapy
The authors argue in favor of the new therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, and against the old therapy, psychodynamic therapy
, and view Albert Ellis's rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) to have advantages over other forms of cognitive-behavior therapy.
He goes on to propose that psychodynamic therapy
may be particularly useful for clients with complex PTSD (a concept that, surprisingly, the rest of this book does not address) due to its focus on interpersonal relationships.