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Commentary on “Dynamic Psychotherapy with Long-Term Patients”

Commentary on “Dynamic Psychotherapy with Long-Term Patients” PRICE AND ALFONSO COMMENTARY ON SECTION Ann Price and César A. Alfonso Given the issues raised by the authors of this section, it could have been called "When to Terminate" or "How Long is Long Enough," or "Are There Patients Who May Need Life-Long Regular Therapy." In reviewing these manuscripts, we feel that each author has raised important issues that need further discussion. To set the stage for further thought, research, and elaboration, we will summarize several themes that emerged in these presentations. Drs. Schwartz, Olarte, and Glucksman have given us detailed accounts of single treatment cases. Dr. Schwartz additionally provides the perspective of the patient, giving a unique and wonderful opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. In his view, the treatment was terminated arbitrarily, as an error in technique that had significant ramifications. Dr. Olarte's case illustrates that for some patients, particularly in individuals with histories of abuse, it may be necessary to extend analytic treatment and to be flexible about the frequency of sessions. Olarte's (1996) previous contribution to the psychodynamic psychotherapy literature introduced the importance of flexibility of technique in order to ensure continuity in on-going care. With her case illustration in this Special http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry Guilford Press

Commentary on “Dynamic Psychotherapy with Long-Term Patients”

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Guilford Press
Copyright
© 2011 The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
ISSN
1546-0371
DOI
10.1521/jaap.2011.39.1.217
pmid
21434756
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Abstract

PRICE AND ALFONSO COMMENTARY ON SECTION Ann Price and César A. Alfonso Given the issues raised by the authors of this section, it could have been called "When to Terminate" or "How Long is Long Enough," or "Are There Patients Who May Need Life-Long Regular Therapy." In reviewing these manuscripts, we feel that each author has raised important issues that need further discussion. To set the stage for further thought, research, and elaboration, we will summarize several themes that emerged in these presentations. Drs. Schwartz, Olarte, and Glucksman have given us detailed accounts of single treatment cases. Dr. Schwartz additionally provides the perspective of the patient, giving a unique and wonderful opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. In his view, the treatment was terminated arbitrarily, as an error in technique that had significant ramifications. Dr. Olarte's case illustrates that for some patients, particularly in individuals with histories of abuse, it may be necessary to extend analytic treatment and to be flexible about the frequency of sessions. Olarte's (1996) previous contribution to the psychodynamic psychotherapy literature introduced the importance of flexibility of technique in order to ensure continuity in on-going care. With her case illustration in this Special

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Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic PsychiatryGuilford Press

Published: Mar 1, 2011

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