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Short-Term Therapy for Children

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Conceptual frameworks exist for adult forms of brief psychodynamic intervention , but not for child forms of brief intervention. However, as Messer and Warren (1995) pointed out, short-term therapy (6–12 sessions) is a frequent form of psychodynamic intervention.

The practical realities of HMOs and of clinical practice in general have led to briefer forms of treatment. Often, the time-limited nature of the therapy is by default, not by plan (Messer & Warren, 1995).

The average number of sessions for children in outpatient therapy is 6 or less in priv...

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