Clinicians and Researchers in Dialogue,
Outcome Research and the Future of Psychoanalysis explores the connection
between outcome studies and important and complex questions of clinical
practices, research methodologies, epistemology, and sociological considerations.
Presenting the ideas and voices of leading experts in clinical and extra-clinical
research in psychoanalysis, the book provides an overview of the state of the art
of outcome research, its results and implications. Furthermore, it’s contributions
reflect on the basic premises and ideas of outcome research and in which way
the contemporary Zeitgeist might shape the future of psychoanalysis.
Divided into three parts, the book begins by discussing the scientific basis of
psychoanalysis and advances in psychoanalytic thinking as well as the state of
the art of psychoanalytic outcome research, critically analyzing so-called
evidence-based therapies. Part II of the book contains exemplary research
projects that are discussed from a clinical perspective, illustrating the dialogue
between researchers and clinicians. Lastly, in part III, several psychoanalysts
review the importance of critical thinking and research in psychoanalytical
Thought-provoking and expertly written and researched, this book is a useful
resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields
of mental health, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
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Peter Wolson has been a pioneer and is now a master in
looking at political characters and issues with a
psychoanalytic perspective. He courageously goes into a
new important area in the psychoanalytic exploration of
human reality, and starts a potentially revolutionary
contribution of our science to the community, culture and life.
In Peter Wolson we find a remarkable voice writing Op-Eds and now blogging
with a spirit that is unparalleled. This volume contains all of those writings
and to read them is to ride a very special train of thought within a highly
discerning and creative voice in the American grain.