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A Study of Brief Psychotherapy

Author: D H Malan
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1975.
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The original aim of the present work, which was initiated by Dr. Michael Balint, was to explore Brief Psychotherapy carried out by psycho-analysts who are relatively skilled and experienced. The  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D H Malan
ISBN: 9781461343974 1461343976 9781461343950 146134395X
OCLC Number: 852788764
Description: 1 online resource (volumes)
Contents: I Historical and Theoretical Survey.- 1. Introductory.- 2. Historical Approach.- The history of psycho-analysis.- The characteristics of the early short analyses, with special reference to therapeutic results.- Attempts to shorten psycho-analysis: Ferenczi.- 3. Review of Previous work on Brief Psychotherapy.- The quality of the evidence.- Selection criteria and therapeutic result.- Technique.- Length of treatment, termination, and follow-up.- Previous work: conclusion.- II The Present work.- 4. Preliminary.- Description of patients, therapists, and methods of working.- Course of the work.- Scope of the present study.- 5. The Assessment of Therapeutic Results.- 6. Assessment and Therapy forms.- Notes on the assessment and therapy forms.- The articled accountant.- The biologist.- The civil servant.- The clown.- The dog lady.- The draper's assistant.- The falling social worker.- The girl with the dreams.- The hypertensive housewife.- The lighterman.- The neurasthenic's husband.- The paranoid engineer.- The pilot's wife.- The railway solicitor.- The storm lady.- The student thief.- The student's wife.- The surgeon's daughter.- Tom.- The unsuccessful accountant.- Violet's mother.- 7. Psychodynamic Assessment and its Bearing on the Validity of Brief Psychotherapy.- Discussion of the psychodynamic method of assessment.- The bearing of this work on the validity of brief psychotherapy.- 8. The Therapeutic Results and the Problem of Relating them to other factors.- Discussion of the therapeutic results.- The scoring of the results for statistical purposes.- The relation between the clinical and the statistical approaches.- Statistical methods used.- Different forms of hypothesis.- 9. Selection Criteria.- Hypotheses.- Selection of patients.- Study of the evidence on Hypothesis A.- Evidence on Hypothesis B.- 10. The General Characteristics of these therapies with Special Reference to technique.- The ecological view.- Rapid and inevitable development of transference.- Inevitable development of transference interpretations.- Disturbing interpretations.- Interpretation of the infantile roots of neurosis.- Negative transference: termination.- Differences from analysis.- The `focal' technique: `focal therapy'.- Dramatic therapy; traumatic memories.- 11. The Relation Between Transference Interpretation and Outcome: Clinical Approach.- Clinical evidence.- Transference interpretation and dependence.- 12. The Exploration of a more `Objective' Quantitative Approach to the Relation Between Technique and Outcome.- Principles.- Scoring by two independent judges.- Results of the count of interpretations.- Comparison of the Th ratio with clinically judged transference orientation.- Correlation between outcome and NP and P ratios: the hypothesis of the therapist-parent link.- Transference and follow-up.- The meaning of the quantitative studies.- The status of the evidence.- Chapters 11 and 12: conclusion.- 13. Recapitulation and Conclusion.- General statement of the characteristics of patients, therapists, and technique.- Hypotheses and conclusions already presented.- A unifying factor.- Selection criteria.- A possible future selection procedure.- Relation to previous work.- The lengthening factors. The place of the present work in the history of psycho-analysis.- References.
Responsibility: by D.H. Malan.


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