• Peter E. Sifneos
Part of the Topics in General Psychiatry book series (TGPS)


The development of short-term dynamic treatment modalities has revolutionized our thinking about psychotherapy in general. By specifying criteria for selection of appropriate candidates, by describing a variety of innovative techniques, and by investigating the outcome using scientific methods systematically, brief psycho-therapies have succeeded in demonstrating their effectiveness and their value.


Public Health Treatment Modality Scientific Method Success Story Excessive Demand 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

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

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