Month: May 2016

  • Termination

    There is not much written about termination in the ISTDP literature (with the exception of Patricia’s 1996 book). With students I usually offer my own “integration” of different sources. I describe typical criteria for termination: the review of patients’ presenting complaints, their understanding of the therapy process, the importance of helping them “own” their changes and […]

  • I hate to cry!

    “I have a patient who becomes weepy and cries when I ask her how she feels. She begins to cry almost every time and then attacks herself for crying. She says she hates to cry and believes herself to be weak. She puts a lot of effort into not crying, which makes it hard for […]