Therapeutic Change: An Object Relations Perspective

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bySidney J. Blatt, Richard Q. Ford

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This book details the successful psychodynamically-oriented inpatient treatment of 90 young adults suffering from severe mental illness. It documents the nuances of changing troubled behavior, describes behaviors which predict future positive behavioral change, and provides a sophisticated new technique to document change. Clinicians will appreciate the comprehensive, focused approach to all aspects of long-term treatment.

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This book details the successful psychodynamically-oriented inpatient treatment of 90 young adults suffering from severe mental illness. It documents the nuances of changing troubled behavior, describes behaviors which predict future positive behavioral change, and provides a sophisticated new technique to document change. Clinici...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306446014

ISBN - 13:9780306446016

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Table of Contents

Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Study of Therapeutic Change. Methods for Assessing Therapeutic Change in Clinical Case Reports. Methods for Assessing Therapeutic Change in Psychological Test Records. Therapeutic Change on the Rorschach and in Clinical Case Records. Therapeutic Change on the Thematic Apperception Test. Therapeutic Change on Human Figure Drawings. Configurations of Therapeutic Change. Illustrative Clinical Cases. The Prediction of Therapeutic Change. Conclusions. Index.

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`Elegant and complex...well organized, well written, and exciting to read....an impressive report of sophisticated and valuable research that gives voice to the revitalization of dynamic psychotherapy research and to the notion that intensive psychotherapy is not just expensive but effective as well....The report of this research will become common knowledge to both researchers and clinicians interested in the therapeutic action of dynamic treatment.' American Journal of Psychiatry