Articles Tagged "psychopathology"

Ella Fitzgerald articulated memorably the personal meaning of ending relationships in her song “Every time I say goodbye, I die a little.”  Termination is a naturally occurring process, and one may wonder whether there is a need for discussing it in the literature. Psychotherapy, and the process of termination that is part of it, is […]

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Individuals with personality disorders (PDs) are a heterogeneous group with complex presentations that are characterized by significant distress and/or functional impairment. Whereas the traditional aim of psychotherapy for PDs is to alleviate psychopathology, well-being has been gaining increasing attention in psychotherapy. In addition to alleviating distress, enhancing well-being may improve treatment outcome, studies suggest. In […]

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Over the past decades, meta-analyses have found almost no clinically meaningful differences in efficacy between the various evidence-based psychotherapies. This has led to the formulation of the so-called “Dodo bird verdict”, based on the Alice in Wonderland story, which argues that “all [psychotherapies] have won and all must have prizes”. Consequently, major figures in the […]

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