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(p. 125) Is Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy distinctive? A research study 

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(p. 125) Is Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy distinctive? A research study
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R. Peter Hobson

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10.1093/med:psych/9780198725008.003.0009
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date: 19 November 2019

This chapter describes a formal study of therapeutic interventions in Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy (BPT). The aim of the study was to examine whether the therapeutic approach has distinctive qualities when compared with another relationship-oriented treatment, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). The materials studied were transcripts from seven sessions of BPT and seven sessions of IPT, each involving different patients and different therapists. Separate therapists “blind” to treatment were asked to rate the transcripts for characteristics captured on a series of adherence scales, including BPT and IPT Adherence Scales. The results indicated very substantial differences between the treatments, with BPT more “interpretive” and IPT more “supportive” in nature.

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