Ad Hoc Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy : Practice and Theory,
Volume 22, number 1, 2019
CONTENTS Volume 22, january 2019
Letter from the Editors Josette ten Have-de Labije, PsyD
Helping a dissociating patient to deal with her anxiety
Renata Komorowska-Pietrzykowska, MD
Anxiety assessment with a depressed and highly anxious patient
Joanna Duchniewicz, MD, MA Psych
Helping a woman to free herself from her superego pathology
Nima Ghorbani, PhD
LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
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Our Polish colleague, Renata Komorowska-Pietrzykowska, MD, starts with her article : Helping a dissociating patient to deal with her anxiety. And she is right: first help the patient to quit their front door defenses to establish at least some degree of working alliance, then help the patient to understand the self destructive function of her cellar door defenses in order for the patient to be able to monitor her own physiological symptoms of anxiety.
The second article, Anxiety assessment with a highly anxious and depressed patient, written by our (also Polish) colleague Joanna Duchniewicz, MD, MA Psych, demonstrates again that a patient will only be able to take responsibility for coping with her own anxiety after opening the front door to the therapist and accepting the therapist´s help to quit her cellar door defenses and assess all of her anxiety manifestations with love, care and precision.
Nima Ghorbani, PhD, from Iran, closes the row: Helping a patient to free herself from her superego pathology. We will witness how the patient´s increasing ego adaptive capacity and her increasing capacity to regulate her anxiety led to a major breakthrough of rage, guilt, grief toward her mother and to better understanding of T-C-P links
The Editors, (C.L.M. Cornelissen, M.J.Stein, J. ten Have-de Labije) just like the patients , are grateful to these therapists and colleagues, who were so generous to share their competence with us.
Till we write and read again!
Josette ten Have-de Labije