K N DeWitt

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We studied the relationship of dispositional and process variables with outcome in 52 bereaved patients given time-limited dynamic psychotherapy. Outcomes were generally favorable in symptom relief and improvement in relationship and occupational functioning. Patients' symptoms improved more than did their social and work functioning. Pretreatment levels of(More)
Measurement of complex modifications in personal functioning is a necessary step to the relevant translation of psychotherapy research into clinical practice. Using an assessment strategy aimed toward decreasing subjective bias, we pursued an inductive clinical approach in constructing the Patterns of Individual Change Scales (PICS) battery. Designed for(More)
The initial report of the Patterns of Individual Change Scales battery presented the rationale, development, and conceptualization of this measurement package. Empirical data supported the reliability and validity of the scales as measures of patient characteristics that extended beyond the symptomatic domain. This article presents more extensive(More)
Careful clinical formulation describing the dimensions of core neurotic conflicts is integral to the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Therefore, a method for reliable and valid formulation is a necessary precursor for the empirical investigation of the impact of such therapy. Our study evaluated a method of outcome assessment based on clinical(More)
Outcome research was reviewed on the conjoint treatment of families that involved at least two generations. Results from studies without comparison groups show that conjoint family therapy has an impact that is similar, but not superior, to nonconjoint methods. Studies with comparison groups provide some evidence that conjoint treatment is superior to no(More)
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