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(p. 100) Contemporary Psychodynamic 

(p. 100) Contemporary Psychodynamic
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(p. 100) Contemporary Psychodynamic
Author(s):

Robert A. DiTomasso

, Stacey C. Cahn

, Susan M. Panichelli-Mindel

, and Roger K. McFillin

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199737567.003.0007
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date: 30 November 2020

In this chapter, the core features of contemporary psychodynamic theory are discussed. Modern Psychodynamic Theory has evolved from its traditional psychoanalytic roots to consider attachment theories and relational perspectives in developing a rich understanding of personality development and symptom presentation. The goal of the chapter is to inform the reader of distinctive features in clinical practice that distinguishes modern applications of psychodynamic theory from other forms of psychotherapy.

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