[Psychoanalysis on trial? On the empirically disguised professional politics of Klaus Grawe].

  • Willem Mertens
  • Published 1994 in
    Zeitschrift für Psychosomatische Medizin und…

Abstract

In the introduction the question is answered, why the meta-analysis of Klaus Grawe, Ruth Donati und Friederike Bernauer should be taken seriously by psychoanalysts. Above all is a problem, that implicit in this meta-analytical evaluation there are methods and criterions of the empirical behavioristic psychotherapy research, which favour automatically the behavioral therapy. The abuse of empirical research to denigrate psychoanalytic training and training institutes is criticized. Reflection on adequate assumptions for a psychoanalytical psychotherapy research is pleaded for and some requirements are mentioned. In view of the mentioned deficiencies the claim of Grawe et al. to deduce important conclusions on their meta-analysis, must be evaluated as false.

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@article{Mertens1994PsychoanalysisOT, title={[Psychoanalysis on trial? On the empirically disguised professional politics of Klaus Grawe].}, author={Willem Mertens}, journal={Zeitschrift für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychoanalyse}, year={1994}, volume={40 4}, pages={353-67} }