Joseph Wolpe (1990) interviews police officer Tom, who has problems resulting from a traumatic event: he had been confronted by a violent man whom he shot and killed. Later it became evident that the man had an empty gun and was mentally ill. Following a thorough interview, Wolpe uses eye movement and systematic desensitization to diminish the established fear hierarchy.
Social anxieties are the most common constituent of neuroses. Their different dynamics in a spectrum of cases will be described, and their role in agoraphobia and panic disorder will be presented. It will be seen how treatments, dictated by dynamics revealed in case analyses, are correspondingly successful.
Topical Panel 02 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Treatment of Despression and Anxiety
Featuring Alexander Lowen, MD; Donald Meichenbaum, PhD; Paul Watzlawick, PhD; and Joseph Wolpe, MD.
Moderated by Michael Yapko, PhD.