WHAT IS THE APPLICATIONS OF ACTIVE ANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Stekel has been accused of superficiality in his theoretical and

technical explanations. His approach and method are often referred

to as illogical, imprecise, and as having insufficient elaboration. He       had a reputation among his colleagues as a healer and as an artistic       person— not as a scientist. In short, he was thought of as a charlatan.      Many of these criticisms seem to be well founded but should not obscure Stekel’s very significant contributions and insightful predictions concerning the future of psychoanalytic psychotherapies. Several of  Stekel’s ideas have been very popular in the 1970s and have

been sufficiently elaborated upon since he first introduced them.

Stekel’s case histories are prevalent throughout his works and suggest that    his system is   best applied to phobias, organ par-apathies, sexual difficulties,homosexuality, alcoholism, drug addiction, andsome obsessive compulsive par-apathies. Indeed, his confrontational   approach of forcing the patient to focus directly on the problem

and symptoms…

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