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  1. Dynamic psychopharmacology and treatment adherence.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):269 (2009) PMID 19591561

    Abstract The practice patterns of US psychiatrists have changed over the last two decades, favoring brief clinical encounters and a primary emphasis on pharmacologic care. The main focus of this paper is to illustrate the relevance of psychodynamic principles to prescribing practices. Psychodyna...
  2. Combined psychotherapies: searching for an order of operations in a disordered world.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):299 (2009) PMID 19591563

    Abstract Recent studies of psychotherapy demonstrate that therapists of different orientations-psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and dialectical behavioral-provide beneficial treatment. Despite the stated adherence of clinicans to one orientation or another, review of session t...
  3. What women want: psychodynamics of women's sexuality in 2008.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):253 (2009) PMID 19591560

    Sexual differentiation of the brain and behavior occurs as the result of prenatal hormonal influences. The fact that the brain is gendered from before birth means that psychodynamic paradigms of women's development must be modernized. This article discusses extra-analytic observations that we ne...
  4. The dynamic psychiatrist: internist of the mind.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):287 (2009) PMID 19591562

    Abstract As dynamic psychiatrists our main clinical focus is to understand patients' symptoms and character structure through the exploration of their past and present experiences. This occurs within the context of their biopsychosocial environment. We work with tools such as free association, i...
  5. Delineating prototypes of training psychotherapy.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):353 (2009) PMID 19591565

    Abstract There is no reported research comparing psychotherapy for trainees to psychotherapy for clinical patients. This preliminary study examines similarities and differences between the Training Psychotherapy Experience (TPE), an elective offered to residents in a large psychiatry training pr...
  6. FRONTLINE--Not your grandparents' psychoanalysis.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):241 (2009) PMID 19634254

  7. Implications of the current insolubility of the mind-brain problem for the contemporary practice of psychodynamic psychiatry.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):315 (2009) PMID 19591564

    Abstract Even in this so-called era of the brain, there has been no consensual agreement on understanding the genesis of the mind by the brain, the problem that also baffled Freud, the neurologist at the start of his great discoveries. Especially, there has been no progress in solving what is kn...
  8. A view from Riggs: treatment resistance and patient authority--X: from acting out to enactment in treatment resistant disorders.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(2):365 (2009) PMID 19591566

    Abstract Patients with treatment resistant disorders pose a major problem to clinicians of all theoretical perspectives, including psychodynamic therapists. Treatment of such patients often results in stalemates and impasses, and acting out is a frequent phenomenon. This paper addresses the valu...
  9. An old god awakens, briefly.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(1):35 (2009) PMID 19364257

    During a psychodynamic psychotherapy with a middle-aged Catholic woman, her realization that she had foregone her calling to a religious vocation led to the patient's entering a convent. Throughout these developments the therapist struggled with countertransference responses related to her own r...
  10. Introduction to a Symposium: the God Representation in the Psychoanalytic Relationship: When is Three a Crowd?

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalys... 37(1):1 (2009) PMID 19364255

    An introduction is presented to a symposium discussing the way in which the representation of the image of God can affect the analytic dialogue and process, focusing on the beliefs and images of the analyst as well as the analysand. If, as theorized, an image or a concept identified as "God" is ...