Author: PAUL CRITS-CHRISTOPH, JACQUES P. BARBER
Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (November 18, 1991)
Despite the explosion of interest in recent years in techniques for dynamic brief psychotherapy, few training programs in clinical psychology and psychiatry teach short-term methods. Here is an invaluable reference for students, teachers, clinicians, and researchers. For the first time in one volume, the creators of both the major and lesser-known approaches to this subject present in their own words the theoretical underpinnings and the clinical models for their therapeutic strategies.The contributors thoroughly describe ten different approaches to short-term dynamic psychotherapy, covering in each instance the history of the method, inclusion and exclusion criteria, treatment goals, theory of change, techniques, case examples, problems with specific populations, and empirical evidence. The book first surveys the traditional short therapies, including Time Limited Psychotherapy devised by James Mann, Short-Term Anxiety-Provoking Psychotherapy (STAPP) first developed by Peter Sifneos, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy originated by Habib Davanloo. The volume then turns to newer approaches, ranging from the Vanderbilt Approach to Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TDLP), to Short-Term Dynamic Therapy of Stress Response Syndromes, from Dynamic Supportive Psychotherapy to Brief Adaptive Psychotherapy.The editors’ own detailed history and comparison of techniques adds further insight into this widely used method of therapy. They also discuss the arguments against the use of brief dynamic therapy from a long-form therapy perspective. The book concludes with guidelines for sorting out the potentially confusing array of treatment methods that now exist in this exciting area.