Chapter 16. Applications of Individual Supportive Psychotherapy to Psychiatric DisordersEfficacy and Indications

Peter J. Buckley, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585623648.372059



All effective psychotherapies are, ipso facto, "supportive." This adage extends even to classical psychoanalysis. As de Jonghe, Rijnierse, and Janssen (1992) concluded in an examination of psychoanalytic treatment:

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