Time-Limited Psychotherapy

ISBN-10: 0674891910
ISBN-13: 9780674891913
Edition: 1973
Authors: James Mann
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Book details

List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Waiting lists in psychiatric clinics and increasing numbers of patients in long-term psychotherapy have highlighted the need for shorter methods of treatment. Existing forms of short-term psychotherapy tend to be vague and uncertain, lacking as they do a clearly formulated rationale and methodology. The bold and challenging technique for brief psychotherapy designed around the factor of time itself, which Dr. Mann introduces here, is a method he hopes will revolutionize current practice. The significance of time in human life is examined in terms of the development of time sense as well as its unconscious meaning and the ways these are experienced in both the categorical and existential senses. The author shows how the interplay between the regressive pressures of the child's sense of infinite time and the adult reality of categorical time determine the patient's unconscious expectations of psychotherapy.

Preface
The Model
Time: Conscious and Unconscious
The Treatment Agreement and Treatment Guidelines
Some Basic Universal Conflict Situations
The Sequence of Dynamic Events
The Therapist as Participant
The Selection of Patients
Teaching This Treatment Method
The Case of the Conquered Woman
Index

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