Joseph Bienvenu

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Four forms of psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy involving experienced therapists and psychiatric outpatients were compared in an outcome investigation. Patients received either individual therapy or group therapy that lasted either 6 months or 24 months. A comprehensive set of outcome scores provided by patients, therapists, and an independent(More)
The relationships between the object (person) focus of therapist interpretations and outcome were examined for 21 patients who received short-term individual psychotherapy. Percentages of single objects and linked objects, e.g. therapist-parent link, were derived from an analysis of the therapy sessions. Patients, therapists and an independent assessor(More)
Pretherapy training for group psychotherapy is conceptualized in terms of learned conditions of preparedness (objectives) and in terms of methods of preparation (procedures). Controlled studies of pretraining for group psychotherapy were reviewed in reference to these two dimensions and their effects. A controlled study of pretraining involving five(More)
The McGill Object Relations Scale (MORS) is an instrument for assessing levels of drive-based object relations along a continuum of positions representative of psychosexual development. Its theoretical foundations as well as empirical antecedents are presented, and its rating procedure is demonstrated through a case application. The MORS was applied, by(More)
A set of criteria for psychoanalytic work that can be used to define various forms of psychoanalytic therapy is proposed. Four patients who were involved in short-term individual psychotherapy with the same therapist, but who evidenced considerably different therapy process and outcome, are used to illustrate the criteria. Implications for practice and(More)
Objective: The aim of this study was to identify any potential genetic overlap between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). We hypothesized that since these disorders share a sub-phenotype, they may share common risk alleles. In this manuscript, we report the overlap found between these two disorders.(More)