Lawrence H Rockland

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The unimpressive results, in several classic studies, of expressive psychotherapy for schizophrenic patients have led to a neglect of all dynamic psychotherapy for these patients. However, there have been significant advances in psychodynamic supportive therapy over the past two decades and currently it is both well grounded in psychodynamic theory and has(More)
Although there is increasing interest in supportive psychotherapy, it remains relatively unappreciated, unsystematized, and underrepresented in training programs. Its literature is sparse, and there is no generally accepted list of appropriate interventions. This paper reviews the psychoanalytic literature relevant to supportive psychotherapy. It then(More)
GOALS The use of motivational interviewing (MI) when the goals of patient and physician are not aligned is examined. A clinical example is presented of a patient who, partly due to anxiety and fear, wants to opt out of further evaluation of his hematuria while the physician believes that the patient must follow up on the finding of hematuria. BACKGROUND(More)
OBJECTIVE In 1986 a review of literature on individual supportive therapy concluded that although many clinicians had a low regard for this treatment approach, it should be taken more seriously. In this paper the author reviews the literature on supportive therapy from 1986 to 1992 to determine whether it has received increased attention. METHODS MEDLINE(More)
Studies of psychodynamic psychotherapy require an instrument to measure the application of the prescribed therapeutic techniques during ongoing treatment. The authors describe the development of such an instrument, the Therapist Verbal Intervention Inventory (TVII), designed specifically for use in the study of the treatment of patients with borderline(More)
A three-year general residency program intended to train psychiatrists to be as competent in group therapies and community work as in psychoanalytic psychotherapy was set up in a crisis center in the Bronx. Community members from the center's catchment area were actively involved in the planning for the training program and the center. The psychiatric(More)
Gas chromatography and radioreceptor assay technologies made possible the measurement of nanogram quantities of neuroleptic in the blood. They revealed large differences in blood concentrations among patients receiving the same oral dose. This led to the hope that measuring neuroleptic concentrations would allow more effective oral dosing for individual(More)