In Uganda and Brazil, Patel's group notes, recent trials produced similar gains for depressed patients who received brief psychotherapy
and other services from trained nonprofessionals.
Approximately 90 percent of these psychologists have obtained post-graduate degrees in brief psychotherapy
, which allows them to conduct focused interventions within a limited period of time.
Items in this area include: (a) cognitive-behavioral intervention procedures, (b) behavioral intervention techniques, (c) brief psychotherapy
, and (d) multicultural counseling.
This manager provided education, behavioral activation, support of antidepressant therapy (prescribed by the patients' primary care physicians), or brief psychotherapy
using the Problem Solving Treatment in Primary Care protocol.
with the Latino Immigrant Client is a manual for the practicing psychotherapist or student, with tips on the assessment process and suggested interventions that work efficiently.
The therapeutic alliance: Its relationship to outcome in brief psychotherapy
Gradually, short-term or brief psychotherapy
has emerged as the most favored and practiced form of psychological intervention (Garfield, 1989; Koss & Butcher, 1986).
Recent research suggests that brief psychotherapy
(talk therapies that help a person in day-to-day relationships or in learning to counter the distorted negative thinking that commonly accompanies depression) is effective in reducing symptoms in short-term depression in older persons who are medically ill.
Or if you suffer from a well-defined problem, such as anxiety about a new job, brief psychotherapy
might be your best course.