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The Responsiveness Problem in Psychotherapy: A Review of Proposed Solutions
Therapist responsiveness is defined as therapist behavior being influenced by emerging context. Responsiveness is ubiquitous and creates serious problems for a ballistic, cause–effect understandingExpand
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Coping and defence mechanisms: what's the difference?--second act.
  • U. Kramer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychology and psychotherapy
  • 1 June 2010
PURPOSE Research into adaptational processes has sometimes been confusing as regards differentiating coping and defence mechanisms. This theoretical discussion is based on Cramer's effort toExpand
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Assertive Anger Mediates Effects of Dialectical Behaviour-informed Skills Training for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
UNLABELLED Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)-informed skills training for borderline personality disorder (BPD) aims at the development of specific emotion regulation skills in patients,Expand
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Is one assessment enough? Patterns of helping alliance development and outcome
Early therapeutic alliance is usually measured by the rating of a single session (between the third and the fifth sessions). However, there is a strong argument in favor of viewing early alliance asExpand
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Beyond splitting: Observer-rated defense mechanisms in borderline personality disorder.
Defense mechanism is a key concept in the psychoanalytic psychopathology of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Theoretical and empirical elaborations on this question are briefly reviewed andExpand
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Alliance patterns over the course of short-term dynamic psychotherapy: The shape of productive relationships
Abstract The shape of alliance processes over the course of psychotherapy has already been studied in several process–outcome studies on very brief psychotherapy. The present study applies theExpand
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Personality, personality disorders, and the process of change
  • U. Kramer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society…
  • 1 April 2019
Abstract Objective: The present paper elaborates a process perspective of change in psychotherapy for personality disorders (PDs). Firstly, the paper reviews the literature of mechanisms of change inExpand
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Clinical significance and patients' perceived change in four sessions of brief psychodynamic intervention: characteristics of early responders.
This study investigated Tingey, Lambert, Burlingame, and Hansen's (1996) extension of Jacobson, Follette and Revenstorf's (1984) proposal for assessing clinical significance. Seventy (N=70)Expand
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Does Feeling Bad, Lead to Feeling Good? Arousal Patterns during Expressive Writing
Different psychotherapy theories describe process patterns of emotional arousal in contradictory ways. To control both treatment and therapist responsivity, this study sought to test dynamic patternsExpand
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Effects of Motive-Oriented Therapeutic Relationship in a Ten-Session General Psychiatric Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Motive-oriented therapeutic relationship (MOTR) was postulated to be a particularly helpful therapeutic ingredient in the early treatment phase of patients with personality disorders, inExpand
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