This workshop will present a brief therapy approach, based on the interaction between those involved in the problem, and on the interventions aimed at changing this problematic interaction by motivating the client(s) to behave "as if" the situation were different from the way it is perceived.
Today and in the immediate future, short-term therapy is a major available treatment for most clients. In this paper, I will discuss the use of Short-Term Redecision Therapy in the resolution of major childhood traumas, such as physical, sexual, and mental abuse. In Redecision Therapy, the client remembers, re-enacts, uses therapeutically, and then discards these early traumatic scenes.
Topical Panel 04 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Brief Versus Long-Term Therapy
Featuring Judd Marmor, MD, PhD; James Masterson, MD; Donald Meichenbaum, PhD; and Mara Selvini Palazzoli, MD.
Moderated by Stephen Lankton, MSW.
Judd Marmor (1990) outlines the history of brief dynamic psychotherapy by outlining the psychotherapy beginning with Freud and psychoanalysis. He profiles patients he believes will benefit from short-term therapy. He then conducts supervision with two volunteers. Following the demonstration Marmor discusses his technique.