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Posts Tagged ‘psychodynamic psychotherapy’

Discussion of the Patient Who Slapped a Child

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

During a recent blog , I presented two case histories which I thought might stimulate different points of view on how to react to the situations described . I asked two¬† colleagues if they would respond . Today I will restate the first case and then I will present their views. I will also print […]

What Should a Therapist Do in These Situations?

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

Being a psychotherapist is a complicated job. Not only must you be knowledgeable about human behavior, psychodynamics and various techniques of doing therapy, but you have to be prepared for unexpected dilemmas . Two cases are presented below which bring up potential legal and ethical issues as well as technical considerations, which the therapist has […]

Handbook AIDS Psychiatry-Review/Author Chat

Posted on February 16th, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

A review of the book Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry co-authored by Mary Ann Cohen and six other authors is presented as well as a Q & A with Dr. Cohen. The book consists of 14 excellent chapters which reviews all aspects of this subject.

First CAPA Graduation Held In China

Posted on November 17th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

CAPA stands for Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance which is an organization created by Dr. Elise Snyder a New York psychoanalyst. The organization runs a training program where mostly American psychoanalysts teach Chinese psychoanalytic students theory and technique as well as providing individual supervision all via Skype. The first graduation of this two year program was recently held in Beijing China .

Psychodynamic Therapy is Effective

Posted on April 7th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

A paper written by Dr. Jonathan Shedler and published in the American Psychologist is reviewed and discussed in which a meta-analysis of evidenced based research supports the efficacy and effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy in the treatment of a variety of mental disorders including personality disorders. The benefits of this therapy appear to increase with time whereas the benefits of other non-psychodynamic therapies tend to decay over time. Evidence is also presented which points out the role of psychodynamic processes in non psychodynamic therapy such as CBT.