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1/8 Obsessive-compulsive personality is externally defined by high conscientiousness, meticulousness, and being highly regimented and cerebral with low emotional awareness.

@jonathanshedler #psychtwitter #OCPD #psych #psychodynamic
2/8 When asked how they feel about something, someone with OCP will instead tell you what they think. The overuse and overvaluation of thinking, reasoning and logic is a defense against emotional life.
When we squelch “undesirable” emotions, all feelings get squelched. Squelching anger also squelches spontaneity and joy.

In OCP, the predominant unconscious theme is around being in control versus being controlled.
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1) Regarding the recent article shared below, and because this put me in a particular mood today to see #TTI survivors used for industry promotion. Let's explore historically how direct comparison trials fair in #psychotherapy.
2) The first meta-analysis ever found: “More generally, virtually no difference in effectiveness was observed between the class of all behavioral therapies (e.g. #behavior modification) and the nonbehavioral therapies (e.g., Rogerian,…
3) A meta-analysis for #youth #mentaldisorders found: “there was no #evidence of any differences among treatments”…
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The capacity for guilt, ambivalence, agency, empathy, and being alone are core concepts in psychodynamic theory. These are always the “goals” of #psychodynamic therapy regardless of what DSM symptom profile a patient may display.
1. Enhance meaning-making & the capacity to symbolize experience by using techniques aimed at getting someone curious about their own mental life (clarify, paraphrase, validate, explore, interpret) by being curious about their mental life & modeling reflective functioning.
2. Encourage empathic abilities by getting someone interested in the mental lives of people they are in close interpersonal relationships with.
3. Facilitate the expression & analysis of mixed feelings aka in vivo ambivalence tolerance skills training.
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