Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy by R. Peter Hobson

By R. Peter Hobson

In recent times, there was a force to improve briefer and extra focal psychodynamic interventions, with the desire of pleasurable the ever-increasing desire for psychological overall healthiness help.

This ebook outlines the foundations and perform of short Psychoanalytic remedy. It starts off with an introductory bankruptcy that distils these elements of psychoanalysis that supply a foundation for the procedure. this can be by way of an outline of issues and diversifications in six kinds of short psychodynamic treatment.

The rest of the e-book is targeted on medical perform. remedy and Adherence Manuals aspect the specifics of therapist orientation and strategy, and a proper examine learn that compares the technique with Interpersonal treatment is defined. Case histories of person remedies unfolding through the years are complemented through targeted exam of brief sequences of patient-therapist discussion from transcribed classes. the result's an image of a psychoanalytic remedy that, whereas short, is disciplined and coherent in its centred specialise in interpreting the transference and countertransference within the healing relationship.

Accessibly written, and down to earth in scientific perform, the booklet is a pragmatic consultant for psychotherapists and different pros within the box of psychological health.

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In the case of Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy, such fine-​grained clinical accounts appear in the chapters that follow. For purposes of the present chapter, then, I shall outline qualities that characterize six forms of treatment. Partly because expressions such as IPT and CAT are common currency among psychotherapists, and partly for ease of presentation, I shall employ acronyms where this seems appropriate. The question arises: what about an acronym for Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy Introduction (to which I have already given capital first letters)?

The approach does not entail a specific, mutually formulated focus to which one returns (after all, the transference is the focus), and there is no written summary to share with the patient at the conclusion of treatment. Here is dialogue from a BPT transcript that we shall revisit in Chapter 6: T (therapist): I think that you do it here, too, you always talk … I was still speaking and you really formulated an answer. Just now as we have spoken, when I was saying that it is difficult for you to stay with the things that you don’t know, in the hope of connecting with you and helping you to stay with that, you then say, you then come back with a counter-​argument and it is a way of getting away from that confusion, not-​k nowing, panic.

In its sensitivity to aspects of transference and countertransference, however, and more generally in its concern with reciprocal role relationships and their developmental significance for a patient’s problems and for therapy, it has a psychodynamic dimension. ” The DIT therapist has two aims: 1. To help the patient understand the connection between his presenting symptoms and what is happening in his relationships by identifying a core, unconscious, repetitive pattern of relating that becomes the focus of the therapy.

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