Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To print an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To print an article, click on the small Printer Icon located at the top right corner of the page, or by pressing Ctrl + P. Remember, PEP-Web content is copyright.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Corradi, R.B. (2006). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Core Conceptual Model and Its Application. J. Amer. Acad. Psychoanal., 34(1):93-116.

(2006). Journal of American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 34(1):93-116

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Core Conceptual Model and Its Application

Richard B. Corradi, M.D.

Contemporary American psychiatry, influenced by the “biologic revolution” with its emphasis on a brain-disease model of mental illness, and operating in a managed care delivery system, is in danger of relinquishing its listening and talking functions—psychotherapy—in favor of prescribing drugs. However, despite remarkable advances in the neurosciences, there is still no pharmaceutical magic bullet. The author argues for the continued relevancy of psychotherapy and outlines a practical psychodynamic approach that utilizes fundamental analytic concepts. These concepts—transference, the dual theory of drives, the repetition compulsion, and mechanisms of defense—are described and their clinical application is illustrated. This core conceptual model has significant heuristic value in treating patients and in teaching psychotherapy to psychiatric residents. With its emphasis on the power of the doctor-patient relationship, it teaches residents an effective body of knowledge that helps them define their professional identity—as psychiatrists whose most effective therapeutic tool is themselves, not the drugs they dispense.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.