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A TLDP Therapist Meets the Buddha on a Road and No One Is Killed

Thomas E. Schacht

Abstract


Samlin’s (2016) case studies demonstrate the creative integration of Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) and selected Buddhist psychological concepts. In this commentary I analyze epistemological, theoretical, cultural, and clinical complexities involved in this integration from the perspectives of patient recruitment and selection, therapeutic alliance, diagnostic and outcome assessment, and the nature of the Cyclic Maladaptive Pattern (CMP) concept. 


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