chapter  10
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Workshop

Sifneos: We now have an opportunity to discuss brief psychotherapy a little more. I'm particularly interested in questions that you may have.

But let me first give you a brief overview of its development, starting with the point made yesterday that the original cases of Freud and of some of the early analysts were of short-term duration. Referring to the case of Dora, that celebrated case of hysteria that Freud had, he treated her over a period of about eight months. There is a footnote in terms of the follow-up that she had done quite well and had given up her father for now, establishing meaningful relationships with men. Freud did not think that follow-up work at the time was neccessary, but it's nice that he made that point.