The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – Jonathan Shelder

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American Psychologist – February – March 2010

p. 99  “#4.  Discussion of Past Experience (developmental focus).

Related to the identification of recurring themes and patterns is the recognition that past experiences, especially early experiences of attachment figures, affects our relation to, and experience of, the present.  Psychodynamic therapists explore early experiences, the relation between past and present, and the ways in which the past tends to “live on” in the present.  The focus is not on the past for its own sake, but rather on how the past sheds light on current psychological difficulties.  The goal is to help patients free themselves from the bonds of the past experience in order to live more fully in the present.”

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