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Intensive short-term dynamic sex therapy: a proposal

Published in Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 2005, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 57-72
Abstract This article proposes a model of rapid intervention in clinical sexology. The approach uses a method developed by Davanloo, which consists of first identifying and clarifying the defense mechanisms at work and then placing them under pressure. This pressure provokes a heightened anxiety, an intensification of the defense mechanisms, and the development of an intrapsychic crisis disclosing painful emotions linked to past traumas and intrapsychic conflicts. Such stimulation of the unconscious can bring about somatic and sexual symptoms that reveal links between physical and psychic elements. The approach provides rapid access to painful emotions underlying sexual symptoms and allows the therapist to identify appropriate areas and levels of therapeutic intervention. This method helps to translate psychic and sexual realities in a simple, rapid, and efficient manner. It provides opportunities for awareness and comprehension to the therapist and the patient.
Keywords AngerAnxietyFemaleHumansInterpersonal RelationsMaleModels, PsychologicalPsychoanalytic Therapy/methodsPsychotherapeutic ProcessesPsychotherapy, Brief/methodsSelf DisclosureSexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/therapyUnconscious (Psychology)
PMID: 15841706
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BIANCHI-DEMICHELI, Francesco, ZUTTER, Anne-Marie. Intensive short-term dynamic sex therapy: a proposal. In: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 2005 , vol. 31, n° 1, p. 57-72. doi: 10.1080/00926230590475288 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:29434

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