Trauma Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual

ISBN : 9780197574355

Fredric Busch; Barbara Milrod; Cory Chen; Meriamne Singer
144 ページ
179 x 254 mm

Trauma Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy describes a step-by-step approach to a brief evidence-based psychodynamic psychotherapy for PTSD, focusing on veterans. This therapy program aims to develop patients' capacity to better reflect on their experiences and develop an integrated self-awareness of the various factors that affect their mental states and symptoms, all of which contribute to PTSD. The book begins with an overview of the psychodynamic factors relevant to treatment of PTSD, then proceeds to describe the therapy program, articulating how to address potential barriers to engaging the patient, including mistrust, disruptions in narrative coherence, dissociation, shame, and ongoing terror. A chapter is also devoted to discussing the impact of COVID-19 on traumatized patients and the treatment of trauma.


1. Introduction and Overview
2. Core Psychodynamic Factors in PTSD
3. Some Techniques of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy as They Apply to Treatment of PTSD
4. The Treatment Framework of TFPP and Initial Interventions
5. Phase 1: Initial Exploration of Symptoms
6. Phase 1 (Continued): Addressing Specific Symptoms
7. Phase 2: Identifying and Addressing Dynamics, Exploration of the Transference/ Countertransference, and Working Through
8. Phase 3: Termination
9. Extended Example of TFPP Treatment
10. Update in the World of Covid-19


Fredric N. Busch, MD, is a clinical professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a faculty member of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Barbara L. Milrod, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Cory K. Chen, PhD is a clinical psychologist and health services researcher at the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System in New York, NY. He is Director of the Psychotherapy Research and Development Program as well as Director of the Psychology Section of the VISN2 Clinical Resource Hub. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University. Meriamne B. Singer, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry at Columbia University and on the faculty of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.