Email: Password:
The Psychotherapy Curriculum

Brief Treatment


An overview of the various schools of brief treatment.

Program Description

Formerly entitled "Critical Issues in Psychotherapy, Volume 3," this program is dedicated to bringing you the latest thoughts from some of the leading experts in the brief treatment field. Brief treatment is presented from a number of theoretical perspectives and treatment approaches, and these interviews show brief treatment is no second choice substitute for long-term treatment. Despite their many differences, these speakers all believe and make a strong case to show brief treatment is often a stronger, more progressive, and more optimistic mode of promoting growth and change.

Learning Objectives

This program provides clinicians with the opportunity to:

Be able to recognize three levels of Borderline Personality Disorder and how that applies to brief treatment.

Learn about the criteria used in selection of patients, treatment methods, and the use of interpretation in short-term, anxiety provoking psychotherapy.

Be able to think about brief treatment with families from a narrative-constructivist point of view.

Hear about brief treatment from a psychodynamic point of view, and understand how to avoid creating regression in the patient.

Learn about solution-focused work with difficult adolescents.

Learn techniques in forming short-term groups with depressed children.

Interviews

A Psychodynamic Approach to Brief Treatment - Michael Franz Basch, MD

Learn about Dr. Basch's developmental model for brief treatment, in which the therapist focuses on the patient's strengths and doesn't allow a regressive, dependent relationship to develop. Many detailed case examples are presented.

An Overview to Brief Treatment - Maria Corwin, PhD, BCD

Dr. Maria Corwin presents an overview of the various theories and methods utilized in brief treatment and the common elements in all of them.

Anxiety-Provoking Brief Therapy - Peter Sifneos, MD

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard and author of Short-Term, Anxiety Provoking Psychotherapy, Dr. Peter Sifneos discusses his method, the criteria used in selection of patients, treatment methods, and the use of interpretation.

Brief Group Therapy with Children with Affective Disorders - Ana Maria Anastasiades, MD and Marian Harris, PhD

Drs. Anastasiades and Harris describe their method of treating children with affective and anxiety disorders in brief treatment groups. Parents also are seen in parent groups and brought together with the children in multi-family group sessions.

Brief Treatment of the Borderline Personality - Sandy Hotchkiss, MSW

Sandy Hotchkiss outlines three different types or levels of borderline personalities and how each type can or cannot be successfully treated using brief therapy. In particular, for some borderline personalities, leaving the door open to return for more treatment is an invitation for regression.

Brief Treatment with Difficult Adolescents - Matthew Selekman, MSW

Learn how Mr. Selekman works with difficult, acting-out adolescents in brief treatment, using the solution-focused model. In this model, work often is completed in one session.

Narrative Constructivist Brief Treatment with Families - Steven Friedman, PhD

Learn about the use of narrative constructivist theory in the brief treatment of families. In this model, the therapist is not in a position of power, but rather, is a partner with the family in solving the problems.

Preview The Process
Simply create an account to get a sneak peek at no cost!
Sign Up Now
Client Testimonials


“The speakers did a great job. I love the flexibility of listening at my leisure.”


... Christine S.
LCSW


  BENCHMARKS  
Loading Time: Base Classes  0.0113
Controller Execution Time ( Website / Individual Catalog )  0.1724
Total Execution Time  0.1838
  GET DATA  
No GET data exists
  MEMORY USAGE  
4,497,896 bytes
  POST DATA  
No POST data exists
  URI STRING  
/individual_catalog/7
  CLASS/METHOD  
website/individual_catalog
  DATABASE:  ongood_app   QUERIES: 10   
0.0014   SELECT *
FROM (`products`)
WHERE `id` = '7' 
0.0004   SELECT *
FROM (`interview_product_xref`)
WHERE `program_id` = '7' 
0.0002   SELECT *
FROM (`interviews`)
WHERE `id` = '107' 
0.0001   SELECT *
FROM (`interviews`)
WHERE `id` = '23' 
0.0001   SELECT *
FROM (`interviews`)
WHERE `id` = '52' 
0.0001   SELECT *
FROM (`interviews`)
WHERE `id` = '53' 
0.0001   SELECT *
FROM (`interviews`)
WHERE `id` = '51' 
0.0001   SELECT *
FROM (`interviews`)
WHERE `id` = '54' 
0.0001   SELECT *
FROM (`interviews`)
WHERE `id` = '55' 
0.0001   SELECT *
FROM (`prod_cats`) 
  HTTP HEADERS  
HTTP_ACCEPT  text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
HTTP_USER_AGENT  CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
HTTP_CONNECTION  close
SERVER_PORT  80
SERVER_NAME  www.ongoodauthority.com
REMOTE_ADDR  23.20.33.176
SERVER_SOFTWARE  Apache
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE  en-us,en-gb,en;q=0.7,*;q=0.3
SCRIPT_NAME  /index.php
REQUEST_METHOD  GET
HTTP_HOST  
REMOTE_HOST  
CONTENT_TYPE  
SERVER_PROTOCOL  HTTP/1.1
QUERY_STRING  
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING  x-gzip, gzip, deflate
HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR