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Measuring a Pervasive Psychic Structure in Psychotherapy: The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme

  • Lester Luborsky
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 1)

Abstract

I’ll first tell the story of the preparation for tracking a whale-sized theme, “the core conflictual relationship theme,” and then tell its method. The idea surfaced recently after a long search for the curative factors in psychotherapy (Luborsky, in press). It took shape as part of the perspective gained after seeing the consistent results of the three largest multivariate predictive psychotherapy studies: the Chicago Counseling Center Project (Fiske, Cartwright & Kirtner, 1964), the Mitchell et al. Arkansas Project (1973), and the Penn Psychotherapy Project (Luborsky et al., in progress).

Keywords

Core Theme Extreme Group Internal Response Transference Pattern Relationship Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester Luborsky
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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