psychotherapy

Beginning Treatment with Jonathan Shedler, PhD

The producers of this video say: “Dr. Jonathan Shedler is well known for his work on the efficacy of psychodynamic therapy. He has highlighted the importance of the initial phase of therapy in establishing a foundation for successful treatment. Dr….
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The New WHO and UN Guidance: Psychiatry Must Entirely Change

“A fundamental shift is required within the field of mental health … There is an overreliance on biomedical approaches to treatment options, inpatient services and care, and little attention given to social determinants and community-based, person-centred interventions…” The new World…
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Depression Not So “Treatment-Resistant” After Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

“Researcher finds Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy reduced depressive symptoms in patients who did not improve with pharmacological treatment.“ This report by Dr. José Giovanni Luiggi-Hernández has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “A recent study published in Psychotherapy suggests that Intensive…
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The 7 Principles Of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

This 11 minute video (and accompanying transcript) has been produced by Picturing It With Elliot. It features Dr. Jonathan Shedler, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, creator of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality diagnosis and…
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Pluralistic Practice: The Inventory of Preferences: An International Evaluation

This blog-post from Prof. Mick Cooper has been published on the website of Pluralistic Practice. It begins: “Over the past few years, a team of us have been working together to bring together all the datasets on the  Cooper-Norcross Inventory of Preferences (C-NIP) . The…
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Beyond Symptom Reduction: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Gets Empirical Backing

This article by José Giovanni Luiggi-Hernández has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that dives deep into a person’s unconscious thoughts and feelings. It doesn’t just aim to ease symptoms but also foster…
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Changing the topic does not change the facts

This letter to The Lancet Psychiatry (journal) comes from Dr. Jonanathan Shedler. It begins: “In a Comment published in The Lancet Psychiatry, Scott Lilienfeld and colleagues 1 wrote that I encouraged psychotherapists to ignore new practice guidelines for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because…
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