Psychodynamic Library

  • Children’s Dreams: Understanding the Most Memorable Dreams & Nightmares of Childhood
    My younger brother and I are in the back seat of our family’s van, parked on a steep hill. At the base of the hill is a lake or some other body of water. The ...
  • 9 Ways to Make the Most Out of Therapy
    Therapy can be tricky. Before even walking in the door for ...
  • Understanding Different Approaches to Psychotherapy
    There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Use of one method or another depends on the psychologist's or therapist's training, style and personality. Some psychologists use one approach with all patients; others are eclectic, and ...
  • Getting the Most Out of Psychotherapy
    When clients begin psychotherapy, they often ask what they can do to get the best results. In this article, I answer some of the questions I often hear and offer some tips I hope you'll ...
  • Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
    Mentalization based therapy (MBT) is a specific type of psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy designed to help people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Its focus is helping people to differentiate and separate out their own thoughts and feelings ...
  • Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
    Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is a psychodynamic treatment designed especially for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). A distinguishing feature of TFP in contrast to many other treatments for BPD is the belief in a ...
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
    Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person's present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client's self-awareness and understanding of the influence of ...