James Hansell

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The characteristically large general factor found in measures of the therapeutic alliance was analyzed by use of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) in a nested design. Ratings by 38 therapists and their 144 patients on the California Psychotherapy Alliance Scales (CALPAS), the Revised Penn Helping Alliance Questionnaire (HAQ-R), and the Working Alliance(More)
A time/motion study performed in the Department of Anesthesiology at Ohio State University divided intraoperative events into three categories: (1) patient-centered, direct--activities that direct the anesthesiologist's attention to the patient; (2) patient-centered, indirect--observation of equipment or data related to patient status; and (3)(More)
Individual differences in exposure and response to stress in a sample of 56 divorced mothers were examined. Compared with normative data, the sample reported significantly more negative life events, more psychiatric symptoms, and poorer social adjustment. Social support and income emerged as the mediating factors most strongly associated with adjustment(More)
This paper explores distinctions and relationships among psychoanalytic aims, psychoanalytic attitudes, and psychoanalytic techniques. The author proposes that these distinctions can illuminate a number of important tensions and problems within our clinical theories.
This paper examines the new "interactive" theorizing in the context of a fundamental paradox of psychoanalytic practice which has shaped theories of technique beginning with Freud. The paradox resides in the extent to which the work of psychoanalysis depends upon undependable capacities of the patient. This tension creates pressures on psychoanalytic(More)
Psychoanalytic theories of gender identity have come a long way since Freud. The author reviews two dialectics that have shaped psychoanalytic gender theory thus far: first, the tension between theories that emphasize biological versus sociocultural influences on gender, and second, the dialectic between nomothetic (i.e., universalizing) and idiographic(More)
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