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July 1999 News and Blog Posts (5)

Psychotherapy Training in Residency Programs in Demand and in Peril

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Psychiatry residents want and need solid training in psychotherapy in order to best serve their patients and to remain competitive in the mental health marketplace, concluded a March conference sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association's Commission on Psychotherapy by Psychiatrists (COPP). The event, entitled "Integration and Specificity in Psychotherapy Education," drew 120 training directors, residents and faculty from around the country, and represented… Continue

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How AA and Psychotherapy Can Work Together

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Until the last half of this century, there were few if any treatments that seemed consistently effective in responding to the clinical needs of individuals who were abusing or dependent upon alcohol. As a result, as is so often the case when professionals are unable to provide adequate solutions for such problems, support or self-help groups emerged (Caplan, 1974). Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an extraordinary example of these groups.



AA had its beginnings in… Continue

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Psychotherapy Strategies and the Chronically Suicidal Patient

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The benefits of psychotherapy in treating the chronically suicidal patient, as well as strategies that can help the potential suicide patient imagine and reflect others' reactions to this most final of acts, was the subject of a conference by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., at the 11th Annual U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress. Gabbard is the Bessie Callaway Distinguished Professor of Psychoanalysis and Education at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental… Continue

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Dynamically Based Psychotherapy: A Contemporary Overview

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - This article addresses several important theoretical issues related to dynamically oriented psychotherapy (Goldstein, 1998). These issues include the therapeutic alliance and transference, the authority of the therapist and neutrality, the stability of the therapeutic environment, countertransference, empathy, and basic strategy. Efforts are made to present these issues in a contemporary context.

The Therapeutic Alliance and the Transference



The therapeutic… Continue

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Watch for Signs of Depression in Ovarian Cancer Patients

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - SAN FRANCISCO—Depression serious enough to affect daily functioning occurs in one of every five patients who have epithelial ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Diane Bodurka-Bevers, MD, and her colleagues at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center studied this problem in 275 patients with ovarian cancer.



Dr. Bodurka-Bevers said in an interview that the prevalence of… Continue

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