Expanding My Perspective on the Case of Daniel


  • Robert Cohen




psychoanalysis, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy integration, mindfulness, acceptance, defense (resistance) analysis, case study, clinical case study


I appreciate the reflections on the case of Daniel from Dr. Jill Bresler (2016) and from Dr. Stephen Holland (2016) —two experienced clinicians well versed in moving between psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral orientations to more comprehensively meet the needs of their patients.  Dr. Bresler’s response led me to think more about my development as a therapist and the process through which a psychoanalyst struggles to become more integrative. Dr. Holland’s response provided a helpful overview of additional cognitive techniques I might have used, but it also suggested that there may be limits to integrating certain aspects of different theories because of fundamental discrepancies. 

Author Biography

Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen




How to Cite

Cohen, R. (2016). Expanding My Perspective on the Case of Daniel. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 12(1), 56–64. https://doi.org/10.14713/pcsp.v12i1.1947