The world has long awaited compelling and unmistakable evidence for the validity of dynamic psychotherapy. A review in the present book shows that such evidence has been accumulating over the past ten years. It comes from clinical trials, process research, case studies, and objective physiological measurements concerned with the importance of expressing emotions. This book extends the evidence. It provides an in-depth examination of therapy in action, based on verbatim accounts of the treatment of seven patients by the author, using the technique of Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (at times extending to medium-term). This technique has been shown to be both effective and cost-effective with a wide range of patients, including some who are notoriously resistant to psychotherapeutic intervention. The raw data of psychotherapeutic sessions enables the reader to trace the origin of therapeutic effects, which occur immediately in response to the direct experience of hitherto buried feelings and impulses.

part I|71 pages

Overture, Technique, Literature

part II|164 pages

Exposition: Four Detailed Therapies

chapter 4|44 pages

The Man Divided

chapter 5|42 pages

The Cold-Blooded Businessman

chapter 6|44 pages

The Good Girl with Ulcerative Colitis

chapter 7|32 pages

The Woman with Dissociation

part III|68 pages

General Discussion

chapter 9|14 pages

Aspects of initial evaluation

chapter 10|36 pages

Aspects of therapy

chapter 11|11 pages

Aspects of outcome

part IV|18 pages

Recapitulation and Coda

chapter 13|5 pages


chapter 14|6 pages


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