The systematic use of homework in psychodynamic-interpersonal psychotherapy for depression

An assimilative integration approach

Dana L. Nelson, Louis Georges Castonguay

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Abstract

Although the use of between-session activities- or homework-has traditionally been associated with cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), there is growing evidence that therapists of diverse orientations are incorporating it into their practice. However, whereas there is strong evidence to support the use of homework in CBT, there are currently no known studies exploring its use with other types of therapy. As a preliminary study, the authors examine the feasibility and effectiveness of an integrative assimilation of homework in psychodynamic-interpersonal psychotherapy for depression. Findings from 3 case studies support the hypothesis that homework can be successfully integrated into psychodynamic therapy in a seamless and theoretically consistent manner. Findings also suggest that, at least within this limited sample of 3 cases, this integrative treatment may be at least as effective as (and possibly more effective than) than psychodynamic therapy that does not include homework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-281
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Psychotherapy Integration
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Cognitive Therapy
Depression
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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