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Psychotherapy Casebook

The Second Time Around: When Having a Therapist May Come in Handy

Dean Schuyler, MD

Published: October 15, 2007

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Cognitive therapy provides a model for short-term psychotherapy. Thetypical patient is anxious and/or depressed and has the capacity tolize a system based upon identifying and disputing meanings associated withdistress. Classical psychoanalytic psychotherapy, in distinction, is typicallylong term in nature, aims at character change, and utilizes learning about thepast as a key to altering the present.

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