Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Integration of AEDP and MBCT as a Therapeutic Modality to Combat Depression
by Sorenson, Bruce, M.A., Saint Mary's College of California, 2020, 85; 27995203
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to integrate both accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP) and mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy (MCBT) to provide a more effective treatment of clients with recurring depression. Both of these theoretical orientations offer clients an effective, but different set of treatment experiences and skills. The proposed integrative intervention is described in-depth and consists of 10, 90-minute sessions that include a variety of mindfulness practices and cognitive strategies of MBCT, as well as the experiential, somatic, and psychodynamic interventions that guide clients through the four states of AEDP transformation. The goals of this integrative intervention are to offer a new approach to therapy that can facilitate and expedite the clients’ wherewithal to push through their defense mechanisms, to discover a greater level of resilience, and to achieve a healthier state of mind. Last, a few limitations and implications of this integrative model are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fleuridas, Colette, Abrams, Elizabeth
School: Saint Mary's College of California
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Mental health, Music therapy
Keywords: AEDP , MBCT , Therapeutic modality, Combat depression, Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy, Mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy
Publication Number: 27995203
ISBN: 9798662403987
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