November 14, 2017
"Relational and Classical Elements in Psychoanalyses: An empirical study with case illustrations" with Sherwood Waldron, Jr., M.D.
Discussant: Theodore Shapiro, M.D.
This presentation aims, first, to report on a newly developed measure of therapeutic process, the Dynamic Interaction Scales. When combined with the Analytic Process Scales, the two instruments permit a reliable and fine-grained assessment of technical and relational aspects of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapeutic process. The presentation will extend findings previously reported in "Relational and classical elements in psychoanalyses: An empirical study with case illustrations" (Waldron, S. et al., 2013. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30, 567-600). The important role of the relationship has been affirmed by our continued study of 27 fully-recorded analytic cases. The presentation's second objective is to describe how early sessions appear to have a stronger prognostic value than has previously been documented. A series of transcribed examples will be considered in relation to the outcome of cases that did well and cases that never appeared to get off the ground. This will be the first description of our method for evaluating what we call “therapeutic interaction episodes.”
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium