Monthly Archives: May 2014

Resistance – Psychodynamic Psychiatry Fifth Edition – Glen O. Gabbard

  p. 22      RESISTANCE “… the patient’s wish to preserve the status quo, to oppose the treater’s efforts to produce insight and change.  In his early papers on technique, Freud (1912/1958) had already noted these powerful oppositional forces: … Continue reading

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Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 5th Edition – Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.

  p. 8   “Dynamic psychiatry is further defined by contrasting it with descriptive psychiatry.  Practitioners of the latter approach categorize patients according to common behavioral and phenomenological features.  They develop symptom checklists that allow them to classify patients according … Continue reading

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We must be the Instrument – John Nemiah, 1961

  In, Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, DSM-5 Edition, Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. “It would be far easier if we could avoid the patient as we explore the realm of psychopathology; it would be far simpler if we could limit … Continue reading

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In An Unspoken Voice – Peter A. Levine, PhD

      p. 35  “Note the shamanic traditions, where the healer and the sufferer join together to reexperience terror while calling on cosmic forces to release the grip of the demons.  The shaman is always first initiated, via a … Continue reading

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