Psychotherapy Casebook: The Second Time Around: When Having a Therapist May Come in Handy
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(5):388-389
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Cognitive therapy provides a model for short-term psychotherapy. The
typical patient is anxious and/or depressed and has the capacity tolize a system based upon identifying and disputing meanings associated with
distress. Classical psychoanalytic psychotherapy, in distinction, is typically
long term in nature, aims at character change, and utilizes learning about the
past as a key to altering the present.