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An Anxiety-Reduction Modification of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP)

A Theoretical “Melting Pot” of Treatment Techniques
  • Leigh McCullough

Abstract

The focus of this chapter is a modification of the conventional models of short term dynamic psychotherapy (STDP) (McCullough, 1991,1992). Although this approach retains the fundamental components of its short-term precursors (Davan-loo, 1980; Malan, 1979; Mann, 1973; Sifneos, 1979); it differs in three ways: (1) the use of supportive and self-psychological approaches to reduce rather than provoke anxiety; (2) the intentional incorporation of behavioral, gestalt, psychodynamic, and self-psychological techniques to achieve treatment goals; and (3) the concrete operationaliza-tion of treatment techniques.

Keywords

Defensive Behavior Goal Model Behavioral Term Maladaptive Pattern Defense Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leigh McCullough
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology in PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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