Brief psychotherapy with medical students

D. Hawkins, L. Wyrick, P. Mohl, R. Williams

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This study analyzed relationships between psychopathology presented by volunteer medical students and success in brief psychotherapy. Success in psychotherapy was related to inward-directed pathology (neuroses), regardless of severity. The findings suggest that when brief psychotherapy is offered to medical students, they will avail themselves of the opportunity and those with inward-directed pathology can achieve significant clinical benefit in a short time. Those with outward-directed pathology (character disorders) may need to be prepared for entering long-term psychotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Hawkins, D., Wyrick, L., Mohl, P., & Williams, R. (1978). Brief psychotherapy with medical students. Journal of Psychiatric Education, 2(1), 62-67.