Research support for psychodynamic constructs

Kenneth N. Levy, John R. Keefe, Johannes C. Ehrenthal

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Abstract

In this chapter we present the empirical support for a number of central psychodynamic concepts. We begin by providing an overview of the basic tenets of psychodynamic theory and then examine the empirical evidence for concepts related to each tenet. We focus on unconscious and subjective mental processes, defense mechanisms, transference, psychodynamic psychotherapy processes, and neuroscience evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Clinical Practice
PublisherElsevier
Pages89-106
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128134009
ISBN (Print)9780128133736
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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    Levy, K. N., Keefe, J. R., & Ehrenthal, J. C. (2019). Research support for psychodynamic constructs. In Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Evolving Clinical Practice (pp. 89-106). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813373-6.00006-4