Outcome Research and the Future of Psychoanalysis explores the connection between outcome studies and important and complex questions of clinical practices, research methodologies, epistemology, and sociological considerations. Presenting the ideas and voices of leading experts in clinical and extra-clinical research in psychoanalysis, the book provides an overview of the state of the art of outcome research, its results and implications. Furthermore, its contributions discuss the basic premises and ideas of outcome research and in which way the contemporary Zeitgeist might shape the future of psychoanalysis.
Divided into three parts, the book begins by discussing the scientific basis of psychoanalysis and advances in psychoanalytic thinking as well as the state of the art of psychoanalytic outcome research, critically analyzing so-called evidence-based therapies. Part II of the book contains exemplary research projects that are discussed from a clinical perspective, illustrating the dialogue between researchers and clinicians. Lastly, in Part III, several psychoanalysts review the importance of critical thinking and research in psychoanalytical education.
Thought-provoking and expertly written and researched, this book is a useful resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of mental health, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis.
Table of Contents
Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber and Simon Arnold
The scientific basis of psychoanalysis: Introductory remarks
Part I: Outcome Research: State of the Art
Five Advances in Psychoanalytic Thinking and their implications on outcome research
Robert N. Emde
Where Is the Evidence for "Evidence-Based" Therapy?
An Innovative, Scientific, Clinically-sensitive Approach to Psychoanalytic Process-Outcome Research
Juan Pablo Jiménez
From Case Study to Single Case Research: The Specimen Case Amalia X
The importance of research in Psychoanalysis for contemporary medicine
Part II: Research and Clinical Practice in Dialogue
Evidence for psychodynamic psychotherapy in specific mental disorders: a systematic review
Falk Leichsenring, Susanne Klein
Clinical Discussion of Psychodynamic Therapy: A Meta-Analysis Testing Equivalence of Outcome
The LAC Depression Study: a comparative outcome study of psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral long-term therapies
M. Leuzinger-Bohleber, L. Kallenbach, U. Bahrke, J. Kaufhold, A. Negele, M. Ernst, W. Keller, G. Fiedler, M. Hautzinger, M. Beutel
Discussion from a Clinical Perspective and an Illustrated Case Vignette
Comparative Psychotherapy Research Focused on the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
John F. Clarkin, Reed Maxwell, Julia F. Sowislo
Memory Reconsolidation, Emotional Arousal and the Process of Change in Psychoanalysis
Richard D. Lane
Emotions in psychodynamic process and outcome research
Manfred E. Beutel, Les Greenberg, Richard D. Lane
Discussion from a Clinical Perspective
Part III: Critical Thinking and Research in Psychoanalytic Education
A Clinician’s View of Research, Critical Thinking, and Culture in Psychoanalytic Education
Linda S. Goodman
Teaching Empirical Research in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How to Make Research Really Matter
The Role of Critical Thinking and Research in Psychoanalytic Education
Morris N. Eagle
About the Editors:
Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber was Director in charge of the Sigmund-Freud-Institut (SFI) in Frankfurt a.M., Germany (2001–2016), now senior scientist at SFI and University Medicine Mainz, as well as staff member of the IDeA Center in Frankfurt a.M.
Mark Solms is Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital and Chair of the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association.