WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF ADAPTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Adaptive Psychotherapy is characterized by:
1)Patient contact over an extended, sometimes indefinite, period of time .
2) Contacts generally less than 25 minutes and less frequent than weekly.
3) The frequent use of psychotropic drugs.
4)Goals that are varied but not aimed primarily at insight, transference
exploration (transference is when the patient shifts feelings about a significant person to the analyst) or interpretation.
5)Techniques that include support, suppression,an institutional alliance, advice, environmental manipulation,attention to life happenings and promotion of reality testing.
For some patients, frequent and intense contacts with only one therapist can lead to severe dependency and regression.In Adaptive Psychotherapy an attempt is made to foster an alliance between the patient and the institution or clinic;the institutional alliance can be more easily transferred from therapist to therapist.
Although the therapist’s precise understanding of the patient’s
psychodynamics is essential, the therapist’s intervention is judged not on the basis of the…
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