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(1954). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIII, 1952: Technical Problems in Analysis of Psychosomatic Disorders with Special Reference to Precision in Short-Term Psychotherapy. Flanders Dunbar. Pp. 385-396.. Psychoanal Q., 23:138-139.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIII, 1952: Technical Problems in Analysis of Psychosomatic Disorders with Special Reference to Precision in Short-Term Psychotherapy. Flanders Dunbar. Pp. 385-396.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:138-139

International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIII, 1952: Technical Problems in Analysis of Psychosomatic Disorders with Special Reference to Precision in Short-Term Psychotherapy. Flanders Dunbar. Pp. 385-396.

Dunbar discusses selection of cases for brief psychotherapy. Psychosomatic

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disorders frequently are suitable but this partly depends on the accompanying character neurosis. Use of the 'personality profile' is discussed.

The author takes up difficulties in brief therapy such as 'empty sessions', 'black-out', 'exploiting the analyst', the 'filibuster', the 'all or none reaction', impatience in the patient, and the timing of appointments. She stresses the fact that a skilled psychoanalyst can by brief therapy help many patients who would otherwise remain untreated.

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(1954). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIII, 1952. Psychoanal. Q., 23:138-139

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