Dealing with time in psychotherapy
Journal/Book: Z Psychosom Med Psychother. 2000; 46: Theaterstrasse 13, , D-37073 Gottingen, Germany. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 206-215.
Abstract: Social requirements of shortness and efficiency influence the psychotherapeutical situation in many ways. Based on this background the author first deals with the concept of time which showed mythic features in Sigmund Freud's writings while today we assume linear processes. This has a direct effect in dealing with. Therapy time where currently short-time therapies dominate. An understanding of therapy time as a setting variable enables a structuring procedure in both out-patient and in-patient therapies where the end of therapy is included early. The article ends with some remarks on how the therapist handles his time.
Note: Article Reister G, Klin Schomberg, Dr Schroder Weg 12, D-75328 Schomberg, GERMANY
Keyword(s): psychotherapy; time; short-time psychotherapy; inpatient-psychotherapy; experience of time