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A 'triple threat' somatizing patient

Type: Journal

Article title : A 'triple threat' somatizing patient

Author: Robertson, Richard J.

Year: 1988
Journal: Psychotherapy Patient
Vol : Issue 4 : 2
Pages: 77-93


A bioenergetic/ control-theory model based on the work of A. Lowen (1958) and W.T. Powers (1973) is used to analyse a case of psychotherapy with a woman in her mid-30s. The S was troubled by inadequate love relations, obesity, and confusion about her priorities, and showed a pattern of intellectualizing her body into her self-system, learning to hear its signals, and understanding the connection between listening to her body and satisfaction in living.


Author's institution: Northeastern Illinois U, Chicargo, USA
Language: English
Country origin: USA

Entry number: 46
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Entered by: Courtenay Young
Entry date: 7 June 2004

Key Phrases: Psychoherapy - Obesity - Body Image - Case Study - Bioenergetics
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