PsychEd Episode 31: Understanding Psychodynamic Therapy with Dr. Rex Kay

01.29.2021 - By PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast

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Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers psychodynamic psychotherapy with Dr. Rex Kay. Dr. Kay is a staff psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital, assistant professor and modality lead for dynamic psychotherapy at the University of Toronto, as well as a faculty member at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.    The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:   By the end of this episode, you should be able to… Define psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Describe the core concepts of psychodynamic therapy.  Determine who may be an appropriate patient for psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Describe the evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Compare and contrast psychodynamic therapy to other psychotherapies.    Guest: Dr. Rex Kay   Produced and Hosted by: Jordan Bawks and Anita Corsini   Audio editing by: Anita Corsini   Resources: Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  Narrative Competence Psychotherapy Group at Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis    References: Black, M. & Mitchell, S. (2016). Freud and beyond: A history of modern psychoanalytic thought. Basic Books.  Cabaniss, D. L., Cherry, S., Douglas, C. J., & Schwartz, A. R. (2017). Psychodynamic psychotherapy: A clinical manual. Wiley.   Driessen, E., Hegelmaier, L. M., Abbass, A. A., Barber, J. P., Dekker, J. J., Van, H. L., Jansma, E. P., & Cuijpers, P. (2015). The efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression: A meta-analysis update. Clinical Psychology Review, 42, 1-15. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2015.07.004 Eppel, A. (2018). Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Springer.  Karen, R. (1994). Becoming attached: First relationships and how they shape our capacity to love. Oxford.  Safran, J. D. (2012). Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies. American Psychological Association.  Summers, R. F. & Barber, J. P. (2010). Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. Guilford. CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast), Facebook (PsychEd Podcast), and Instagram (@psyched.podcast). You can provide feedback by email at [email protected] For more information, visit our website at

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