A Scheme for Coding the Patient’s Experience of the Relationship with the Therapist (PERT): Some Applications, Extensions, and Comparisons
In this paper we will review the principal features of our scheme for coding transcripts of audio-recorded sessions of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy (Gill and Hoffman 1982b). Throughout the paper the scheme will be referred to as the PERT, standing for the Patient’s Experience of the Relationship with the Therapist. We will then illustrate the way the coding scheme works by applying it to the Specimen Hour. The Specimen Hour will also be utilized to introduce some extensions of the scheme that we feel are promising. We will conclude by comparing and contrasting our coding method to Luborsky’s Core Conflictual Relationship Theme or CCRT (Luborsky 1977) and to Dahl’s Frames (Dahl, this volume; Teller and Dahl 1981a, 1986).
KeywordsExplicit Reference Analytic Situation Latent Meaning Transference Issue Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
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