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mental health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health organized by topic area. Each issue also includes service program profiles and the newest resources (books, articles, Web sites) for clinical practice.

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Fall 2008 Newsletter

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Tool Box: "Cut to the 'Quick': Brief Psychodynamic Treatment for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS"

As a recent systematic literature review suggests, short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for individuals experiencing a variety of mental health problems. In this tool box, one brief treatment model, time-limited dynamic psychotherapy (TLDP), is described at length. The promise of TLDP for alleviating distress experienced by men living with HIV/AIDS was demonstrated in a San Francisco study. Yet, with the well-trained therapist in the role of participant-observer and treatment telescoped on the client's most pervasive and problematic style of relating, the potential of this brief intervention model for addressing the concerns of the so-called "difficult" client likely will be of interest to many practicing clinicians.


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