Relationships among psychological mindedness, alexithymia and outcome in four forms of short-term psychotherapy.

@article{Mccallum2003RelationshipsAP,
  title={Relationships among psychological mindedness, alexithymia and outcome in four forms of short-term psychotherapy.},
  author={M Mccallum and William E. Piper and John S. Ogrodniczuk and Anthony Joyce},
  journal={Psychology and psychotherapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 Pt 2},
  pages={133-44}
}
This study explored the relative strength of two patient characteristics, psychological mindedness (PM) and alexithymia, as predictors of psychotherapy outcome. Data were provided by two comparative trials of interpretive versus supportive therapy. One involved short-term group therapy for 107 outpatients with complicated grief. The other involved short-term individual therapy for 144 outpatients of mixed diagnoses. Prior to beginning therapy, patients were assessed for PM using the… CONTINUE READING
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