Many, if not most of our patients can benefit from intensive psychotherapy. How to engage these patients in deepening the treatment as opposed to the once-a-week or even once a month counseling they frequently ask for is the topic of this seminar. One focus will be strengthening the therapist's conviction and fostering his/her skill in allowing the patient to consider the commitment involved in intensive treatment. Another focus will include listening for transference/countertransference manifestations from the first telephone contact. The concept of the "frame" will be discussed with illustrative case material.
- employ techniques to create a safe environment
- utilize techniques to motivate the patient in beginning treatment
- educate the patient about psychodynamic treatment
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 1) Explain to the patient why more intensive work would be beneficial; 2) Create an atmosphere where the necessary trust in the therapist and the process can develop. This includes boundary setting.
Jane S. Hall, LCSW, FIPA, past President of the Contemporary Freudian Society, is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, Division 39 of the American Psychology Association, AAPCSW. A Training and Supervising Analyst who teaches, lectures, and consults on how to deepen psychoanalytic work, Hall is the author of: Roadblocks on the Journey of Psychotherapy (2004) and Deepening the Treatment (1998) and other articles. She is on the faculty of the Contemporary Freudian Society, the New York School for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the Metropolitan Institute, and was a founder of the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the first director of the Contemporary Freudian Society Psychotherapy Program. A graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work, the Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy, and the Contemporary Freudian Society, Hall is in private practice in New York City.