Title

Is that an unconscious fantasy or an automatic thought? Challenges of learning multiple psychotherapies simultaneously

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2011

Abstract

Today, psychiatry residents learn multiple psychotherapeutic techniques during their training. Learning these different modalities at the same time can cause confusion in the areas of assessment, making a psychotherapeutic recommendation, and conducting a treatment. To investigate these issues, we presented a complex training case to three psychotherapy experts. Although they had somewhat different ideas about how to treat the patient, there was general consensus that adhering to a single conceptual formulation is key to treating individual patients in psychotherapy. A final discussion addresses the pedagogical implications of this perspective. © 2011 The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry.

Publication Title

Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry

First Page

111

Last Page

132

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