Combined Inpatient and Outpatient Psychotherapy — Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results

  • M. Von Rad
  • W. Senf


Inpatient psychotherapy on a psychoanalytic basis can look back to a long tradition, since simmel formulated it comprehensively in 1928 for the first time. Today inpatient psychotherapy is considered an independent procedure alongside other forms of management. As a consequence, it is generally agreed that the psychosomatic ward is a dynamic, therapeutic unit and an instrument for treatment with defined indicators, the concept of which has found its way into a broad spectrum of publications (Beese 1978; Heigl a.; Neun 1981). The writers’ therapeutic point of departure used at their hospital makes use of a complex supply of possibilities for the treatment in which different procedures are conceived as integrated and related to each other as a whole. This is not achieved through the simple addition of different techniques, but through the integration of different procedures in a stringently coordinated and organized setting. In this way the patient, in accordance with his ability and the current condition, can be approached and reached either verbally or nonverbally, either through interpretation or reality-related intervention.


Emotive Expressive Social Field Affective Expression Fellow Patient Outpatient Psychotherapy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Von Rad
    • 1
  • W. Senf
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychosomatische KlinikUniversitat HeidelbergHeidelbergWest Germany

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