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In my clinical practice, I offer both Short-Term and Long-Term Therapy. Considering that there is no consensual definition of them, this is what I mean by short-term and long-term therapy:
Short-Term Therapy is when a therapeutic treatment can be carried out in 12/24 sessions. In this kind of work, the client is invited to focus on a specific goal/issue. Furthermore, the client should be willing to engage in self-learning and self-formative activities, in addition to the sessions with the therapist. Although short term therapy is my favourite way to work with clients, it may not be suitable for everyone and for every situation. Usually, in the first three sessions, thanks to the cooperation between client and therapist, a psychological assessment is carried out in order to determine if short-term therapy is an appropriate way to work with the client.
Long-Term Therapy is when a therapeutic treatment goes beyond 24 sessions. Usually Long-Term Therapy is recommended for those who are not willing to invest time and energy in self-learning activities, for those who find it difficult to determine a therapeutic goal, for those who want to face existential questions or for those who suffer from a psychiatric disorder whose treatment needs longer time and specific care. However, even for Long-Term Therapy, in the first three sessions, a psychological assessment is carried out to check if it is the best therapeutic solution for the client.
I would like to point out that I believe that time optimization is a key factor for success. For this reason, even in case of open-ended contracts, therapy will be carried out as long as it is necessary and no further. However, the number of sessions will be agreed after the first three sessions.