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Psychodynamic Psychiatry

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938803/letter-to-the-editor
#1
LETTER
Jon Frederickson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938802/new-developments-of-the-therapeutic-alliance-ta-good-news-for-psychodynamic-psychiatry
#2
REVIEW
Elizabeth L Auchincloss
Clinicians have long known that successful psychotherapy, including successful psychodynamic psychotherapy, depends upon the interaction between therapist and patient. In other words, it is important to have a strong therapeutic alliance. This article presents the history of the concept of the therapeutic alliance (TA). It also explores three areas of research that have bearing on the TA. The importance of the TA and the extensive research work that pertains to it hold promise for psychodynamic psychiatry, both in terms of understanding, and in the treatment of mental suffering...
March 2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938801/psychodynamic-factors-behind-online-social-networking-and-its-excessive-use
#3
REVIEW
Thomas Cheuk Wing Li
This article discusses the psychodynamic factors behind the popularity of one form of Internet activity, online social networking (SN). It views online SN as an extension of the social self, organized in a way that is more controllable than real life relating. The SN platforms reward its users with reassuring surfaces and novel self-object experiences while at the same time induces much anxiety. The addictive quality of online SN is understood in the context of collapse of dialectical space and the defensive use of this technology...
March 2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938800/freud-s-project-the-mind-brain-connection-revisited
#4
REVIEW
Myron L Glucksman
Freud's "Project for a Scientific Psychology" (1895) reflected his attempt to explain psychic phenomena in neurobiological terms. The recent discovery of the neuron motivated him to embark on this endeavor. His basic hypothesis was that neurons were vehicles for the conduction of "currents" or "excitations," and that they were connected to one another. Using this model, Freud attempted to describe a number of mental phenomena, including: consciousness, perception, affect, self, cognition, dreaming, memory, and symptom formation...
March 2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938799/varieties-of-castration-experience-relevance-to-contemporary-psychoanalysis-and-psychodynamic-psychotherapy
#5
Graeme J Taylor
Although Freud considered castration to be one of the two major anxieties of human life, the castration complex has been relatively neglected in contemporary psychoanalytic writing and is insufficiently discussed in presentations of clinical cases. This article discusses the relevance of the concept to contemporary psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, in particular the important contributing role of castration conflicts in the pathogenesis of a wide range of clinical symptoms. The author begins by briefly reviewing some classical and contemporary psychoanalytic ideas about castration to show how the concept has broadened and is currently used not only to signify fear of damage to or loss of the genital, but also metaphorically to indicate a threat to or loss of any valued human characteristic or function...
March 2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938798/evidence-based-therapies-evidence-based-practice-and-the-intersection-of-nomothetic-and-idiographic-foundations-of-psychotherapy-research-and-application-a-reply-to-shean
#6
COMMENT
Brian Pilecki, Dean McKay
This article is a commentary on "Psychotherapy Outcome Research: Issues and Questions" by Glenn Shean (this issue). While we agree with a couple of Shean's points, such as over-reliance on diagnoses and lack of attention to global measures of quality of life and functioning, there are several very substantive points of disagreement. We argue that evidence-based therapies and evidence-based practice occupy a central role in developing effective and non-harmful therapies. Shean conflates evidence-based therapies and evidence-based practice in a way that is not representative of how science is intended to advance everyday treatment delivery...
March 2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938797/psychotherapy-outcome-research-issues-and-questions
#7
REVIEW
Glenn Shean
Emphasis on identifying evidence-based therapies (EBTs) has increased markedly. Lists of EBTs are the rationale for recommendations for how psychotherapy provider training programs should be evaluated, professional competence assessed, and licensure and reimbursement policies structured. There are however methodological concerns that limit the external validity of EBTs. Among the most salient is the circularity inherent in randomized control trials (RCTs) of psychotherapy that constrains the manner in which the psychological problems are defined, psychotherapy can be practiced, and change evaluated...
March 2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898280/what-defense-mechanisms-do-therapists-interpret-in-session
#8
Maneet Bhatia, Jonathan Petraglia, Yves de Roten, Elisabeth Banon, Jean-Nicolas Despland, Martin Drapeau
One of the key technical guidelines outlined by psychodynamic theorists and clinicians is for therapists to interpret a patient's most prominent defenses (Greenson, 1967; Langs, 1973). However, a debate exists about what constitutes a patient's most prominent defense and which defenses therapists actually choose to interpret in-session. This study aimed to shed light on this debate by examining 35 psychotherapy sessions (18 high alliance and 17 low alliance dyads) of individuals in therapy at a university counselling center...
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898278/letter-to-the-editor
#9
Douglas H Ingram, John J Stine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898277/editorial-therapeutic-factors-in-treatment-of-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder
#10
Richard C Friedman, Jennifer I Downey
In this issue of Psychodynamic Psychiatry, Michael Stone discusses therapeutic factors in the treatment of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). He emphasizes the great diversity of borderline patients and points out that a number of manual-based therapies, each described by an acronym, generally achieve positive therapeutic results in the short term. Many borderline patients require years of psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and additional treatments, however. Stone observes that patients with this disorder invariably have other personality characteristics and disorders...
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898276/behind-the-mask-a-psychodynamic-exploration-of-the-experiences-of-individuals-diagnosed-with-social-anxiety-disorder
#11
Beth McEvoy, John O'Connor, Odhran McCarthy
The diagnostic category of social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one that is widely drawn upon in mental health settings; SAD is primarily characterized by a marked fear of social performance situations and possible scrutiny by other people (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1994, 2013). The current study aims to explore the experiences of people diagnosed with SAD. Psychoanalytically informed research interviews, drawing on psychoanalytic ideas around the parameters of engagement and levels of engagement and analysis, were carried out with 4 male and 2 female participants with diagnoses of SAD...
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898275/author-index-to-volume-44
#12
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898274/borderline-personality-disorder-therapeutic-factors
#13
Michael H Stone
Proponents of the now half-dozen major psychotherapeutic approaches tend to claim the superiority of their different approaches-known widely by their acronyms: CBT for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT for Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, MBT for Mentalization-Based Therapy, TFP for Transference- Focused Psychotherapy, and so on. The data thus far support the utility of each method, but do not show clear-cut superiority of any one method. A large percentage of BPD patients eventually improve or even recover, but these favorable results appear to derive from a multiplicity of factors...
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603808/letter-to-the-editor
#14
COMMENT
Joseph Schachter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603800/editorial-psychoanalytic-bias-against-homosexuality-reflections-on-the-1970s
#15
COMMENT
Richard C Friedman, Jennifer I Downey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27200464/on-beginnings-and-endings-reflections-of-an-early-career-psychiatrist-and-psychoanalyst
#16
COMMENT
Aerin Hyun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26938804/book-reviews
#17
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26583444/termination-a-case-study
#18
Ahron L Friedberg
In this article I posit and examine certain criteria and qualities for ending an analysis. The case study describes the end phase of a four-year psychoanalysis in which the patient's decision to move to another area forced the end of his analysis. We continued to explore and work through his core neurotic conflicts that included issues of competitive rivalry, dominance and submission, control, and anxiety about birth and death. A shift in the transference from me as a negative father to me as a supportive but competitive older brother was also examined in the context of ending treatment as well as other aspects of the transference...
December 2015: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26583443/davanloo-s-technique-of-total-removal-of-resistance-and-optimum-mobilization-of-the-transference-component-of-the-resistance
#19
Catherine Hickey
Davanloo's Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP) is a unique brief dynamic psychotherapy characterized by relentless therapist intervention. While Davanloo has published extensively on his findings, there has been a paucity of publications on his most recent work involving the Montreal Closed Circuit Training Program. The purpose of this article is to highlight Davanloo's current understanding of his technique as well as his newest research findings. This will be done contextually, by highlighting case vignettes from the Montreal Closed Circuit Training Program...
December 2015: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26583442/comparing-psychodynamic-teaching-supervision-and-psychotherapy-over-videoconferencing-technology-with-chinese-students
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Robert M Gordon, Xiubing Wang, Jane Tune
How do experts compare teaching, supervision, and treatment from a psychodynamic perceptive over the Internet with in-person work? Our methodology was based on the expert opinions of 176 teachers, supervisors, and therapists in the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) who use videoconferencing (VCON) with Chinese students. The results from our online survey indicate: (1), The longer teachers teach, the more effective they rate teaching over VCON; (2), Teaching, supervision, and treatment were all rated in the range of "slightly less effective" than in-person, with supervision rated significantly more effective than teaching and treatment over VCON; (3), When doing psychodynamic treatment over VCON the issues of symptom reduction, exploring mental life, working on transference, relational problems, resistance, privacy issues, countertransference, are all equally rated in the range of "slightly less effective" than in-person treatment; (4), The highest significantly rated indications for treatment over VCON are: "To offer high quality treatment to underserved or remote patients" and "When patient is house-bound or travel would be impractical"; and (5), The highest significantly rated contraindication for treatment over VCON is: "Patient needs close observation due to crisis or decompensation...
December 2015: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
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