Short-term strategic treatment in traumatic conversion reactions. Academic Article uri icon


  • Thispaperpresents the use of a strategzc approach to four patients with a variety of traumatic and conver.sion reactions. The benejitc of thi.c approach compared with otherr and the connection between conversion phenomena and cultural hack- ground are discussed … INTRODUCTION The treatment of conversion phenomena presents particular difficulties for therapists both in civilian and military settings.' As a result many different therapeutic approaches have emerged to deal with these phenomena. The classical psychoanalytic approach, as represented by F re ~ d , ~ … *Senior Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem. tSenior Psychiatrist, Jerusalern Mental Health Center -Ezrath Nashim, PO Box 140, Jerusalem, Israel. AMERICAN JOURNAI. OF PSYCHOTHERAPY, VOI. XLV, No. 3, July I991 … 336 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY In order to achieve these goals, strategic therapists …

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  • January 1, 1991