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(1967). Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 3, 1966: The Use of a Reverse Format in Now Psychotherapy. Douglas Q. Corey. Pp. 107-126.. Psychoanal Q., 36:631-632.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 3, 1966: The Use of a Reverse Format in Now Psychotherapy. Douglas Q. Corey. Pp. 107-126.

(1967). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 36:631-632

Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 3, 1966: The Use of a Reverse Format in Now Psychotherapy. Douglas Q. Corey. Pp. 107-126.

The title indicates the reverse of traditional implication of technique or goal of therapy. In 'now' therapy the patient is accepted as he is with his defensive systems. These are acknowledged to be useful and necessary versus the 'traditional' attitude of the defense being criticized and the patient urged to change to what the therapist considers to be good, clean, and healthy. The basic

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defense of the patient is denial of omnipotence—that the patient needs someone such as an omnipotent mother and denial that he cannot control her. This is related to obsession with the past. Corey provides eight verbatim examples from interviews demonstrating 'now' therapy in which the patient finds self-realization. The 'now' therapist neither ignores resistance nor tries to take it away. Through self-discovery the patient is able to make important decisions and act on them.

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Article Citation

(1967). Psychoanalytic Review. LIII, No. 3, 1966. Psychoanal. Q., 36:631-632

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