Base, Holding, Initiation and Ending: A Four Stage Model of Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy Based on the Re-capitulation of Infantile Developmental StagesChoo C*
School of Health Professions, Murdoch University, 90 South St, WA 6150, Australia
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Choo C
School of Health Professions, Murdoch University
90 South St, WA 6150, Australia
Tel: +61 8 9360 2712
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 03 2014; Accepted date: July 02 2014; Published date: July 15 2014
Citation: Choo C (2014) Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Complex Symptoms of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Conduct Disorders. J Psychol Abnorm Child 3:124. doi:10.4172/2329-9525.1000e101
Copyright: © 2014 Choo C, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper considers some of the ubiquitous elements of brief dynamic psychotherapy and suggests that these can be conceptualized within a four stage treatment model. The author suggests that distinct stages in the therapeutic relationship - base, holding, initiation/uncertainty and ending - can be discerned in the unfolding of the therapeutic relationship. A parallel is drawn with earliest developmental processes in the life of the individual and the four stage model is situated in relation to these earliest developmental vicissitudes.