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Time-limited psychotherapy in the community mental health team

Brendan McMahon, MSc, BA (Hons), SRN, RMN, Cert Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.Clinical Nurse Specialist in Dynamic Psychotherapy, Southern Derbyshire Mental Health and Community TrustThis paper describes how a clinical nurse specialist carried out short-term focal psychotherapy in a community setting. It is asserted that such therapy has an important therapeutic impact, given appropriate assessment procedures, and that liaison between colleagues can ensure better care.

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