Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Barber, J. P. and Sharpless, B. A. 2010. Supportive-Expressive Therapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The term “supportive-expressive psychoanalytic psychotherapy” (SET) was used originally to describe the open-ended, psychoanalytically oriented therapy conducted at the Menninger Foundation. One can trace SET's conceptual origins to Freud's technical papers and the works of several of his followers (e.g., Bibring, Fenichel, Stone). SET was formally manualized by Luborsky in the late 1970s (Luborsky, 1984) and has since that time been the focus of considerable research. This manualized version of SET is the focus of the present article.
- psychodynamic therapy;
- empirically supported treatments;
- time-limited psychotherapy