Peter D. Kramer

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Peter D. Kramer



Average rating: 4.03 · 65,440 ratings · 2,231 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
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“Support has no direction. Our plan is to hold the patient - to strengthen the container - until the patient develops his own container-strengths or until the contents settle down. We do not know just how or when all this ought to happen. Worse we do not have a particularly cogent rationale for limiting our own actions...”
Peter D. Kramer, Moments of Engagement: Intimate Psychotherapy in a Technological Age

“When people come into the office and say they've tried to make their marriage work, and I hear what the effort was, it seems to me that there's some lack of understanding of what effort is.”
Peter D. Kramer, Should you Leave? A Psychiatrist explores Intimacy and Autonomy - and the Nature of Advice

“In supportive work, the therapist cedes great control to the patient. It may seem otherwise. The therapist is setting limits, perhaps implicitly commenting on the patient's behavior or sense of self, and so forth, and on the surface it seems that the therapist is taking responsibility for the patient's progress. but all this activity leads nowhere except, if we succeed, to stability. In supportive therapy, change arises in a more or less miraculous way , through the patient's suddenly feeling secure enough to move in a certain direction, perhaps one unanticipated by the therapist. It is this pathless quality of supportive work - the degree of blind faith it requires of the therapist - that makes it most uncomfortable.”
Peter D. Kramer, Moments of Engagement: Intimate Psychotherapy in a Technological Age

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