August 1983

Intensive Individual Psychotherapy of SchizophreniaA Review of Techniques

Author Affiliations

From the Chestnut Lodge Research Institute, Rockville, Md.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1983;40(8):909-920. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1983.01790070099013

• I reviewed the substantial psychiatric literature on the technical strategies of intensive individual psychotherapy of schizophrenia. Numerous issues were covered: the nature of intensive psychotherapy and the nature of schizophrenia from the psychotherapist's point of view, elements of the treatment situation, general technical attitudes, general technical interventions (establishing a relationship, elucidating, tolerating, integrating, and working through), special technical interventions with specific symptoms and resistances, and a final brief discussion of mutative mechanisms.