Psychoanalytic Process Research Strategies

Psychoanalytic Process Research Strategies

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Psychoanalytic Process Research Strategies by Hartvig Dahl

Hartvig Dahl This is a book about the future that we hope will arouse the curiosity of clinicians and point a direction for researchers. It marks the surprisingly rapid evolution of psychodynamic psychotherapy research from an applied toward a basic science, and, as its title implies, describes strategies to follow rather than results to live by. It was not always thus. A quarter of a century ago the editors of two volumes of psychotherapy research reports summarized the state of the field then: Although there has been a great accumulation of clinical observations and experimental findings, the field has made relatively little progress. There has been little creative building on the work of others (Parloff and Rubinstein 1962). Psychological research generally has tended to be insuffi­ ciently additive. Research people often find it hard to keep informed of related work done on the same site and else­ where, and therefore do not build upon each other's foun­ dation (Luborsky and Strupp 1962).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642742675
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/23/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. Towards the Objective Analysis of Psychodynamic Structures.- Problem-Treatment-Outcome Congruence: A Principle Whose Time Has Come.- The Specimen Hour.- Converging Evidence for Emotional Structures: Theory and Method.- Frames of Mind.- A Scheme for Coding the Patient’s Experience of the Relationship with the Therapist (PERT): Some Applications, Extensions, and Comparisons.- The Assessment of Transference by the CCRT Method.- A Comparison of Three Transference Related Measures Applied to the Specimen Hour.- Application of the CCRT: A Measure of Adequacy of Therapist’s Interpretation and a Measure of Patient’s Self-Understanding.- Testing Hypotheses of Psychotherapeutic Change Processes.- Developing an Instrument for Characterizing Psychotherapy Techniques in Studies of the Psychotherapy of Borderline Patients.- Artificial Intelligence as a Basic Science for Psychoanalytic Research.- II. The Evolution of Single Case Study Methods.- Audio-Recordings of the Psychoanalytic Dialogue: Scientific, Clinical and Ethical Problems.- The Ulm Textbank Management System: A Tool for Psychotherapy Research.- Time-Series Analysis of Psychoanalytic Treatment Processes: Sampling Problems and First Findings in a Single Case.- Different Types of Suffering during a Psychoanalysis: A Single Case Study.- The Emotional Insight Rating Scale.- Facial Indicators of Transference Processes within Psychoanalytic Treatment.- What Makes Psychoanalysts Tick? A Model and the Method of Audio-Recorded Retroreports.- From Calvin to Freud: Using an Artificial Intelligence Model to Investigate Cognitive Changes during Psychoanalysis.- References.- Name Index.

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