Psychoanalytic Process Research Strategies

  • Hartvig Dahl
  • Horst Kächele
  • Helmut Thomä

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Towards the Objective Analysis of Psychodynamic Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XIX-XIX
    2. Hans H. Strupp, Thomas E. Schacht, William P. Henry
      Pages 1-14
    3. Hartvig Dahl, Horst Kächele, Helmut Thomä
      Pages 15-28
    4. Hartvig Dahl
      Pages 51-66
    5. Lester Luborsky, Paul Crits-Christoph
      Pages 99-108
    6. George Silberschatz, John T. Curtis, Polly B. Fretter, Thomas J. Kelly
      Pages 129-145
    7. Harold W. Koenigsberg, Otto F. Kernberg, Lawrence Rockland, Ann Appelbaum, Arthur Carr, Paulina Kernberg
      Pages 147-162
  3. The Evolution of Single Case Study Methods

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 307-334

About this book


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).


Freud Transference development emotion intelligence psychoanalysis psychoanalytic research psychotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartvig Dahl
    • 1
  • Horst Kächele
    • 2
  • Helmut Thomä
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryState University New York Health Science CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Abteilung PsychotherapieUniversität UlmUlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74267-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74265-1
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