Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy

Is Integration Possible?

  • Hal Arkowitz
  • Stanley B. Messer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stanley B. Messer, Meir Winokur
    Pages 53-57
  3. Paul L. Wachtel
    Pages 101-105
  4. Thomas E. Schacht
    Pages 107-131
  5. Eric Mendelsohn, Lloyd H. Silverman
    Pages 171-177
  6. Merton M. Gill
    Pages 193-194
  7. Merton M. Gill
    Pages 213-217
  8. John M. Rhoads
    Pages 219-221
  9. Leon Salzman
    Pages 249-252
  10. Cyril M. Franks
    Pages 253-254
  11. Eric Mendelsohn, Lloyd H. Silverman
    Pages 255-293
  12. Alan E. Kazdin
    Pages 295-297
  13. Lloyd H. Silverman, Eric Mendelsohn
    Pages 299-301
  14. Michael J. Mahoney
    Pages 303-325
  15. Thomas E. Schacht
    Pages 327-330
  16. Michael J. Mahoney
    Pages 331-334
  17. Leon Salzman
    Pages 335-349
  18. Cyril M. Franks
    Pages 351-355
  19. Leon Salzman
    Pages 357-358
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 371-386

About this book


This book has a question mark in its title because it aims to invite inquiry. The possibility of integrating psychoanalytic and behavior therapies has been controversial since it was first proposed about 50 years ago, and this has elicited a wide range of reactions from both psychologists and psy­ chiatrists. It was with the hope of fostering constructive interchange that this book was conceived. We wanted to spark further thinking about the question in the title in a way that could lead either to conceptual and clinical progress toward an integrated approach or to a clearer sense of the obstacles involved. In either case, we hoped that it would present a healthy challenge to current forms of psychoanalytic and behavior therapies. The present volume was stimulated by the appearance in 1977 of Paul Wachtel's book Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy: Toward an Integration. Al­ though many reviewers did not necessarily agree with Wachtel's proposals for integration, they (and we) were highly laudatory of his attempt. After reading the book, Hal Arkowitz organized a symposium on integration that took place in Chicago at the November 1978 meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. The symposium included Cyril Franks, Merton Gill, Hans Strupp, Paul Wachtel, and Michael Merbaum as moderator. Arkowitz subsequently proposed to edit a book on integra­ tion and invited Messer to be coeditor.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hal Arkowitz
    • 1
  • Stanley B. Messer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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