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Contemporary practice patterns of dynamic psychiatrists--survey results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21434740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
METHOD: Survey of 555 members of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry conducted in 2009.
RESULTS: 24.1% response rate; 75% of respondents were between 61 and 80 years old, 61% had over 30 years of experience; 89% have a private practice but work on an average of 1.6 settings; 39% teach. Most respondents treat patients with complex comorbidities; 92.6% prescribe psychotropic medication. The preferred mode of practice is individual psychotherapy and the preferred frequency once a week; 94.5% of sessions are 45-60 minutes. Using Plakun's Y-model framework, psychoanalysts and dynamic psychiatrist subgroups equally support all core psychotherapy and psychodynamic features, with lesser emphasis but substantial endorsement of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy features.
CONCLUSIONS: Dynamic psychiatrists are committed to see most patients once a week for 45-60 minute sessions and use a variety of conceptual frameworks to guide their treatment plans. They endorse supportive and psychodynamic practice elements more than cognitive-behavioral principles.
César A Alfonso; Silvia W Olarte
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1943-2852     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-25     Completed Date:  2011-07-22     Revised Date:  2012-03-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101177980     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Health Care Surveys
Middle Aged
Physician's Practice Patterns*
Psychoanalysis / education,  manpower,  trends*
Psychoanalytic Therapy / trends*
United States

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