Monthly Archives: July 2014

Freud – The Future of An Illusion

  Kindle – Location 125 of 798. Freud – “Already in these earliest instinctual renunciations a psychological factor is involved, which remains of great importance for everything that follows. It is not true to say that the human mind has … Continue reading

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The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – Jonathan Shedler

    American Psychologist – February – March 2010 “#2.  Exploration of attempts to avoid distressing thoughts and feelings. People do a great many things, knowingly and unknowingly, to avoid aspects of experience that are troubling.  This avoidance (in theoretical … Continue reading

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The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – Jonathan Shedler

From:  February – March 2010, American Psychologist – p. 98   “7 Distinctive Features of Psychodynamic Technique   #1.  Focus on affect and expression of emotion.  Psychodynamic therapy encourages exploration and discussion of the full range of a patient’s emotions. … Continue reading

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Jay Haley – “Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.”

Major features of Ericksonian therapy include: “encouraging resistance,” “providing a worse alternative,” “encouraging a response by frustrating it,” “seeding ideas,” “amplifying a deviation,” “prescribing the symptom.

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Inner Worlds – Michel de Montaigne

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one’s own inner self.  

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