Chapter

The Ending Phase

Alessandra Lemma, Mary Target and Peter Fonagy

in Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199602452
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602452.003.0047
The Ending Phase

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The focus on the importance of attachments means that in DIT the separation from the therapist is regarded as an important event. The last four sessions are therefore devoted to an exploration of the conscious and unconscious meaning for the patient of ending the therapy and to reflecting on the work that has been achieved. This chapter reviews the aims and strategies of the ending phase.

Keywords: DIT; therapy; patient; therapist

Chapter.  6359 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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