Psykodynamiskterapi med unga vuxna: Psykoterapeuters perspektiv
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this paper is to highlight experiences gained by psychotherapists in their work with young adults. Aspects looked at include: recurring themes, the process of diagnosing young adults, the therapeutic alliance, and the therapeutic techniques. Six experienced psychodynamic therapists were interviewed, and a semi-structured interview method was used. The results show a high level of agreement between the therapists as to their experiences and conclusions of psychotherapy with young adults.
Results presented in this paper suggest that there is a difference between psychodynamic therapy used with young adults, and the more traditional psychodynamic therapy. The most important difference turned out to be the approach of the therapist toward the patient, where a more active and distinct approach by the therapist to the here-and-now situation was to be preferred. All six therapists came out strongly against the use of the DSM manual when diagnosing young adults. The importance of understanding young adults and their difficulties from a psychological development point of view was stressed, as well as the importance of taking the approach that the years of young adulthood bring their own issues and concerns. It is clear from these interviews that there is a strong need for the establishment of institutions or centres specifically tailored to meet the needs of young adults for psychotherapeutic treatment at an early stage and in an adequate way, in order to avoid unnecessary “pathologising” of their specific problems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 30 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-27258OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-27258DiVA: diva2:213637
Ögren, Marie- Louise, Docent
Sigrell, Bo, Professor
ProjectsUnga vuxna, psykodynamisk terapi, aktivitet och tydlighet, diagnos, psykoterapeutisk allians, samhällsanda