Guenther Klug

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of long-term psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapies. In a prospective, randomized outcome study, psychoanalytic (mean duration: 39 months, mean dose: 234 sessions) and psychodynamic (mean duration: 34 months, mean dose: 88 sessions) therapy were compared at post-treatment and at one-,(More)
The Scales of Psychological Capacities (SPC) are introduced as a new measure of structural change as the mode-specific effect of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The design and results of an interrater reliability study, a convergent and discriminant validity study with well-established construct-near and construct-distant measures, and a discriminant validity(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore job satisfaction, professional role and burnout among community mental health staff in Austria. METHODS The Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, the GHQ-12, the Maslach Burnout Inventory and a questionnaire exploring staff's professional role and team identity were administered to 195 community-based(More)
OBJECTIVE The study investigates the effectiveness of long-term psychotherapies. Cognitive-behaviour therapy was compared with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy in the treatment of patients with a primary diagnosis of unipolar depression. METHOD In a prospective, quasi-experimental design 100 patients were compared at pre- and post-treatment and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore, using a simple qualitative design, how community mental health staff in Austria perceive their job. METHOD 195 community-based mental health professionals answered seven open questions on how they perceive their job. The main areas covered were the most important tasks of the job, skills necessary to perform(More)
OBJECTIVES In the present paper, data from four German studies on the efficacy of outpatient psychoanalytic long-term psychotherapy were examined for symptom reduction (SCL-90-R) and reduction of interpersonal problems (IIP-D). Specifically, the research question addressed the efficacy of long-term therapy in specific diagnostic groups and was was compared(More)
BACKGROUND Although aging is accompanied by diminished functioning, many elderly individuals preserve a sense of well-being. While the concept of "successful aging" has been popular for many decades, little is known about its psycho-physiologic and endocrine underpinnings. KORA-Age is a population-based, longitudinal study designed to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study explores patients' utilization of psycho-oncologic support and the effectiveness thereof. METHODS At the hospital in Munich-Harlaching, 51 patients were recruited following their first admission to the breast centre, 27 of whom utilized the psycho-oncologic service. They were compared to 24 decliners of the service. All patients(More)
The Scales of Psychological Capacities (SPC) were developed to gauge structural change, the mode-specific effect of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapies. In this study, as a first step, basic psychometric properties that assess psychic structure were examined. Construct validity was investigated as predictive validity in a known-groups(More)
UNLABELLED Empirical evidence for the effectiveness of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (LTPP) in patients with mood disorders is growing. However, it is unclear whether the effectiveness of LTPP is due to distinctive features of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic techniques or to a higher number of sessions. We tested these rival hypotheses in a(More)