ERIC Number: ED244214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
The Pragmatic Blending of Psychodynamic and Behavioral Treatment Approaches.
Halgin, Richard P.
This paper, presented as a part of a symposium on the use of multiple therapies with a single client, conveys the author's personal experiences in making a gradual transition from psychodynamic therapy to a pragmatic blending of psychodynamic and behavioral treatment approaches. Two case studies are presented to illustrate the use of the two therapeutic approaches. The first case study presented describes the 18 month treatment of a 19-year-old woman diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic. The second case describes the treatment, over a 2-year period, of a 20-year-old man suffering from incapacitating attacks of anxiety, related to fears of homosexuality. The impact of the blending of treatment approaches is discussed from the view point of patient needs and the training of student therapists. The author concludes by emphasizing the need for student and colleague openness. (BL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Philadelphia, PA, April 6-9, 1983).