A clinical and psychodynamic follow-up study of Crisis Intervention and Brief Psychotherapy in psychiatric emergency

C. Bressi, G. Amadei, S. Caparrelli, C. Cattaneo, F. Cova, S. Crespi, M. Dell'Aringa, F. Ponti, V. Zirulia, G. Invernizzi

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the results of a one-year follow-up study on patients treated by Crisis Intervention or Brief Psychotherapy in the Psychiatric Emergency Unit of the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Milan and the findings of the study of the therapeutic process using the CCRT. Methods: This study included 71 patients. The clinical profile and the interpersonal relational problems were assessed with MMPI and IIP, and the CCRT allowed to measure the relational model, used to study the therapeutic process. The same tests were used at follow-up. Results: Satisfactory progress was found in the symptoms at one year follow up. As regards the therapeutic process we found that relational episodes shifted towards the development of a greater capacity for self-monitoring. Discussion: This work trace a profile of the relational problems of patients undergoing a crisis and the changes in the CCRT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalNew Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry
Volume16
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Brief Psychotherapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychiatric emergency
  • Therapeutic process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Bressi, C., Amadei, G., Caparrelli, S., Cattaneo, C., Cova, F., Crespi, S., Dell'Aringa, M., Ponti, F., Zirulia, V., & Invernizzi, G. (2000). A clinical and psychodynamic follow-up study of Crisis Intervention and Brief Psychotherapy in psychiatric emergency. New Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry, 16(1-4), 31-37.