Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an increasingly rare commodity to find in psychiatric practice, but has never been seen to have a prominent role with respect to the older patient. This presentation discusses the changing recent literature regarding this concept, and discusses three case studies from the author’s own experience demonstrating successful outcomes with limited-session psychodynamic psychotherapy for older patients. Issues of patient selection, and why the older patient may in fact be more likely to benefit from this intervention, are also discussed.
Neil Jeyasingam, Sydney University, Australia
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