Part 4: Listen / Reflect / Intervene

  Introduction Key concepts the basic technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy can be divided into three steps: -listening -reflecting -intervening Although we don't usually think about it, talking to another person involves a three-step process. We listen to what the other person has to say, we process what we have heard,…

Informed consent and setting goals

Key concepts Before beginning a psychodynamic psychotherapy, the therapist and patient should -Discuss treatment recommendation and alternatives in order to obtain informed consent -Discuss and set realistic goals for the treatment Informed consent in psychodynamic psychotherapy Talking to patients about why you are recommending psychodynamic psychotherapy but also discussing potential…

Beginning the treatment

Introduction Key Concepts The beginning of a psychodynamic psychotherapy is also called the induction phase. The important goals of this phase are: -Discussing teatment recommendations and alternatives in order to obtain informed consent --Setting goals for the treatment --Setting the frame --Establishing boundaries --Developing a therapeutic alliance During this phase,…