Handbook of Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice

  • Raymond A. Levy
  • J. Stuart Ablon

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Efficacy and Effectiveness Studies for Specific Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frederic N. Busch, Barbara Milrod
      Pages 29-44
    3. Tai Katzenstein, J. Stuart Ablon, Raymond A. Levy
      Pages 45-65
    4. Heather Thompson-Brenner, Jolie Weingeroff, Drew Westen
      Pages 67-92
    5. J. Christopher Perry, Stephen M. Beck, Prometheas Constantinides, J. Elizabeth Foley
      Pages 121-153
  3. Empirical Measures of Psychotherapy Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Caleb J. Siefert, Jared A. Defife, Matthew R. Baity
      Pages 157-178
  4. Theory, Technique, and Process in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Jeremy D. Safran, J. Christopher Muran, Bella Proskurov
      Pages 201-225
    3. Marc J. Diener, Mark J. Hilsenroth
      Pages 227-247
    4. Leigh McCullough, Molly Magill
      Pages 249-277
    5. Sidney J. Blatt, David C. Zuroff, Lance Hawley
      Pages 279-301
  5. The Neurobiology of Psychodynamic Theory and Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Carl D. Marci, Helen Riess
      Pages 339-358
  6. Letters on Research in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-399

About this book


The importance of conducting empirical research for the future of psychodynamics is presented in this excellent new volume. In Handbook of Evidence Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice, the editors provide evidence that supports this type of research for two primary reasons. The first reason concerns the current marginalization of psychodynamic work within the mental health field. Sound empirical research has the potential to affirm the important role that psychodynamic theory and treatment have in modern psychiatry and psychology. The second reason that research is crucial to the future of psychodynamic work concerns the role that systematic empirical investigations can have in developing and refining effective approaches to a variety of clinical problems. Empirical research functions as a check on subjectivity and theoretical alliances in on-going attempts to determine the approaches most helpful in working with patients clinically. Handbook of Evidence Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice brings together a panel of distinguished clinician-researchers who have been publishing their findings for decades. This important new book provides compelling evidence that psychodynamic psychotherapy is an effective treatment for many common psychological problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond A. Levy
    • 1
  • J. Stuart Ablon
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychotherapy Research ProgramMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-934115-11-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-444-5
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