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The First Experimental Study of Transference-interpretations (FEST) is a dismantling, randomized clinical trial of the long-term effects of transference interpretation. This article looks at the influence of motivation on the ability to self-protect and symptoms. Patients were randomized to receive a moderate level of transference interpretations or no(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of transference interpretations (the assumed core active ingredient) in dynamic psychotherapy, using an experimental design. METHOD One hundred patients were randomly assigned to two groups. One group received dynamic psychotherapy over 1 year, with a moderate level of transference(More)
OBJECTIVE Transference interpretation is considered as a core active ingredient in dynamic psychotherapy. In common clinical theory, it is maintained that more mature relationships, as well as a strong therapeutic alliance, may be prerequisites for successful transference work. In this study, the interaction between quality of object relations, transference(More)
OBJECTIVE Transference interpretation has remained a core ingredient in the psychodynamic tradition, despite limited empirical evidence for its effectiveness. In this study, the authors examined long-term effects of transference interpretations. METHOD This was a randomized controlled clinical trial, dismantling design, plus follow-up evaluations 1 year(More)
Five scales have been developed to assess changes that are consistent with the therapeutic rationales and procedures of dynamic psychotherapy. Seven raters evaluated 50 patients before and 36 patients again after brief dynamic psychotherapy. A factor analysis indicated that the scales represent a dimension that is discriminable from general symptoms. A(More)
OBJECTIVE According to psychoanalytic theory, interpretation of transference leads to increased insight that again leads to improved interpersonal functioning over time. In this study, we performed a full mediational analysis to test whether insight gained during treatment mediates the long-term effects of transference interpretation in dynamic(More)
BACKGROUND Gender as a moderator of long-term treatment effects has to a very little extent been explored in individual psychotherapy. We have previously reported a short-term difference in treatment-response to transference interpretations between women with poor relational functioning (low Quality of Object Relations Scale; low QOR) and men with good(More)
Interpreting the transference has been considered a core ingredient in psychodynamic psychotherapy. The effects of analyzing the transference are probably dependent on certain characteristics of the interventions themselves and the context in which transference interventions are given. The present study describes the development and use of a therapy process(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether men and women respond differentially to brief dynamic psychotherapy, with or without transference interpretations. METHOD Data from the First Experimental Study of Transference Interpretation were used. Patients (n = 100) were randomized to receive 2 different dynamic psychotherapies during 1 year, with either a moderate level(More)
We compared differences in self-concept change across three years after short-(STG) and long-term (LTG) psychodynamic group psychotherapy, in a mixed sample of outpatients. Self-concept was assessed at baseline and three years later, using the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior Questionnaire. Vector scores Affiliation and Autonomy were primary, and the(More)