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The Supportive Approach to Therapy and Taking a Second Look: Reflections on "The Supportive Approach to Therapy"

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About the Course:

The paper correct misunderstandings about supportive therapy as a non-specific, reassuring response to patients’ overwhelming stress. Supportive therapy require perceptive assessment of the particular coping skills used by the patient, and an understanding of the ways in which empathic contact revives the sense of capacity to endure.

This course is based on the reading-based online, The Supportive Approach to Therapy and Taking a Second Look: Reflections on “The Supportive Approach to Therapy” created by Shirley Greenberg and Carol Ganzer, Ph.D, MSW in 0.

Publication Date:

2007 Volume 1

Course Material Authors

Shirley Greenberg

Shirley Greenberg, MSW was a social worker at the McLean Hospital Outpatient Clinic and the Harvard University Student Health Services as well as the Department of Social Services, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge Ma.

Carol Ganzer, Ph.D, MSW

Dr. Ganzer is faculty Institute for Clinical Social Work, Past President of the Chicago Association of Psychoanalytic Psychology, editorial board of the Clinical Social Work Journal and Beyond the Couch. She is in private practice in Chicago.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially social workers, psychologists, counselors, and nurses who seek knowledge about intervention strategies. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of the course, the reader will understand differing ways to think about supportive therapy.

  2. Upon the completion of this course, the reader will be able to apply supportive techniques as adjunctive to other techniques.

  3. Upon completion of this course, the reader will be able to describe ways to use supportive techniques with a variety of presenting problems.

  4. Upon completing this course, the reader will be able to describe the difference between supportive or exploratory techniques in psychotherapy.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101129
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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