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ERIC Number: EJ874508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Using Media to Teach How Not to Do Psychotherapy
Gabbard, Glen; Horowitz, Mardi
Academic Psychiatry, v34 n1 p27-30 Jan-Feb 2010
Objective: This article describes how using media depictions of psychotherapy may help in teaching psychiatric residents. Methods: Using the HBO series "In Treatment" as a model, the authors suggest how boundary transgressions and technical errors may inform residents about optimal psychotherapeutic approaches. Results: The psychotherapy vignettes depicted in "In Treatment" show how errors in judgment may grow out of therapists' good intentions. These errors can be understood and used constructively for teaching. Conclusion: With the growing interest in depicting psychotherapy on popular TV series, the use of these sessions avoids confidentiality problems and may be a useful adjunct for teaching psychotherapy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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