Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Evaluation and Technique

  • Peter E. Sifneos

Part of the Topics in General Psychiatry book series (TGPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Psychiatric Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
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  4. Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-248

About this book


Short-term psychotherapy, although brief, is not ephemeral. In the decade or two of its existence, it has grown into a sturdy tree, and a sign of its maturity is the fact that it is now the subject of an increasing number of overview articles summarizing its literature and findings. Yet it remains a young and vigorous discipline. Its pioneers have not been elevated to a pantheon of venerable but mute immortals; on the contrary, they are to be found at the forefront of the field, actively contributing to the development of its theory and practice. This volume is ample testimony to their continued creativity. Dr. Sifneos has lectured and written extensively about short-term anxiety-provoking psychotherapy (STAPP). Based on psychoanalytic principles, STAPP aims to resolve pathological psychic conflicts and help those suffering from them to learn new ways of being in their most intimate relationships. It does so by actively focusing the patients' sights on their Oedipal problems, and its effectiveness (given a proper selection of subjects by specific criteria) has been amply documented in controlled clinical studies.


Focusing evaluation psychotherapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter E. Sifneos
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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