The focus in brief interpretive psychotherapy: dilemmas, traps and snags as target problems.

@article{Ryle1979TheFI,
  title={The focus in brief interpretive psychotherapy: dilemmas, traps and snags as target problems.},
  author={Anthony Ryle},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1979},
  volume={134},
  pages={
          46-54
        }
}
  • A. Ryle
  • Published 1979
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
The need for a focus for brief interpretive psychotherapy is considered and a new approach is suggested. In this method, the ways in which the patient's construction of himself and his relationships are related to his problems are identified and expressed in the form of dilemmas, traps and snags. It is suggested that these formulations represent an appropriate level of abstraction, allowing patient and therapist to share provisional hypotheses about the goals of therapy and offering the basis… Expand

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