Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (TIP 34, Chapter 7)

Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34)

About the Course:

Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (TIP 34, Chapter 7): Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34) are helpful after abstinence is well established. This chapter demonstrates how rich it is for adaptation and further evolution by contemporary therapists for specific purposes. The material presented in this chapter provides a quick glance at the useful and the complex nature of this type of therapy. Psychodynamic therapy is the oldest of the modern therapies. As such, it is based in a highly developed and multifaceted theory of human development and interaction.

Course materials are from Chapter 7. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online (if accessing online, Tables and Figures mentioned in the article can be accessed by clicking on links found in the article) or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-34-Brief-Interventions-and-Brief-Therapies-for-Substance-Abuse/SMA09-3952

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

Revised 2011

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about brief psychodynamic therapies. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how psychodynamic psychotherapy can be used for clients with issues of substance abuse.

  2. Identify the psychodynamic concepts useful in substance abuse treatment as well as the defense mechanisms commonly used by clients.

  3. Describe the various models of brief psychodynamic therapy.

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