The Opening Phase of STAPP

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


In my book Short-Term Psychotherapy and Emotional Crisis (Sifneos, 1972) I discussed at some length the specific requirements for STAPP. To avoid repetition, therefore, I shall only summarize the major points here.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

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

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