The emphasis in Dynamic Psychotherapy over the past few decades has shifted from a focus on insight and the recovery of early memories to a recognition that the quality of the patient-therapist relationship is the quintessential factor upon which the success of therapy depends. This involves both the real relationship and transference-countertransference elements, all within a systems-theory orientation.
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.
Topical Panel 07 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Sexuality
Featuring Albert Ellis, PhD; Helen Singer Kaplan, MD, PhD; Alexander Lowen, MD; and Judd Marmor, MD, PhD.
Moderated by Joseph Barber, PhD.
This workshop will include an informal discussion of 50 years of experience with Dynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Marmor will evaluate his theoretical and clinical perspectives and present his views on long- and short-term techniques. The role of systems thinking in clinical practice also will be discussed.
The author traces the evolution of psychodynamic theory over the past fifty years and demonstrates how various individuals and schools of thought have contributed to increasing conceptual clarity despite significant continuing differences. Along with these theoretical advances, there have been important changes in analytically-oriented therapeutic techniques.