Supportive Psychotherapy: Introduction | Theory | The Psychopathology–Psychotherapy Continuum | Indications | Strategies | Assessment and Case Formulation | Goals | Interventions | The Therapeutic Relationship | Special Populations | Crisis Intervention | Efficacy Research | Education | Conclusion | Key Points | Suggested Readings | References
Supportive psychotherapy is a broadly defined
approach with wide applicability and is the most extensively practiced
form of individual psychotherapy. In fact, research studies agree
with clinical observations that supportive psychotherapy is effective
for a broad range of conditions and may be as efficacious as expressive
psychotherapy (Conte 1994; Hellerstein et al. 1998; Winston and Winston 2002).