A number of authors have argued against psychoanalytically oriented therapy for patients with PTSD (Figley, 1978; Fuentes, 1980; Walker & Nash, 1981; Haley, 1985). However, Horowitz (1973, 1974, 1976) advocates a dynamic approach to treatment, which he variously describes as “phase-oriented treatment,” “focal psychodynamic treatment,” “brief dynamic therapy,” or “crisis-oriented psychodynamic therapy.” What separates Horowitz’s (1973, 1974, 1976; Horowitz & Solomon, 1975, 1978; Krupnick, 1980) approach to treatment from traditional psychoanalytic approaches is its pragmatism and synergy with information processing theory and cognitive approaches to emotion.
KeywordsEmotional System Information Processing Theory Dynamic Therapy Dynamic Psychotherapy Psychic System
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