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J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry. 2011 Spring;39(1):111-32. doi: 10.1521/jaap.2011.39.1.111.

Is that an unconscious fantasy or an automatic thought? Challenges of learning multiple psychotherapies simultaneously.

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  • 1Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY 10034, USA. emd7002@nyp.org

Abstract

Today, psychiatry residents learn multiple psychotherapeutic techniques during their training. Learning these different modalities at the same time can cause confusion in the areas of assessment, making a psychotherapeutic recommendation, and conducting a treatment. To investigate these issues, we presented a complex training case to three psychotherapy experts. Although they had somewhat different ideas about how to treat the patient, there was general consensus that adhering to a single conceptual formulation is key to treating individual patients in psychotherapy. A final discussion addresses the pedagogical implications of this perspective.

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