Defense mechanisms as predictors of anxiety and self-esteem—A multiple regression analysis.

Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol 40(4), Oct 2023, 348-353; doi:10.1037/pap0000459 Defense mechanisms are supposed to help us deal with stress by decreasing anxiety and preserving our self-esteem. The aim of the present study was to determine which defense styles and specific defense mechanisms have the strongest association with anxiety and self-esteem. Defense Style Questionnaire–40 (DSQ-40), Rosenberg Self-Esteem […]

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Being a Therapist

Haverkampf, C. J. (2020). Being a Therapist. In C. J. Haverkampf (Ed.), Psychotherapy Vol V (pp. 200–220). Dublin: Psychiatry Psychotherapy Communication Publishing Ltd. Being a Therapist Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Psychotherapy goes beyond skills and theory. A therapist truly needs to be a therapist, irrespective of a particular school of thought. Important traits are an

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Feel Yourself (3)

Feel Yourself Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Feeling oneself may sound easy, but it is what we do not do enough of. It is a communication process with the parts of oneself that define who we are. The most therapy accomplishes is usually to facilitate this flow of information. Our values in the broadest sense, the

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CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy A Comparison Ch. Jonathan Haverkampf Abstract—All psychotherapies go back to the revolutionary concept of the ‘talking cure’ in the late nineteenth century, the use of communication as an instrument of healing. CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy as descendants from the same concept should be viewed as complimentary rather than as substitutes.

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A (Very) Brief Introduction to Communication-Focused Therapy® (CFT®)

A (Very) Brief Introduction to Communication-FOcused Therapy® (CFT®) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Communication-Focused Therapy® (CFT®) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, which has been described for a large number of mental health conditions. This article contains a brief introduction to CFT. Keywords: communication-focused therapy, CFT, communication, psychotherapy, psychiatry Communication-Focused Therapy® Communication is everywhere. Humans

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