A Rejoinder to John M. Rhoads

  • Merton M. Gill

Abstract

Rhoads is correct in stating that the goal of psychodynamic therapy can vary widely from symptom relief to character change. Indeed, it can have a goal as ambitious as that of psychoanalysis, although it is more usually less so. Rhoads suggests that behavior therapy can also have an ambitious goal, but he includes the interpretation of transference and resistance in “behavior” therapy with an ambitious goal. I believe that a therapy that includes the interpretation of transference and resistance is not correctly designated a “behavior” therapy.

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References

  1. Gill, M. Merton Gill: An interview by J. Reppen. Psychoanalytic Review, 1982, 69, 167–190.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Gill, M. Merton Gill: An interview by J. Reppen. Psychoanalytic Review, 1982, 69, 167–190.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Merton M. Gill
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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