Success and failure in time-limited psychotherapy. A systematic comparison of two cases: comparison 1.

@article{Strupp1980SuccessAF,
  title={Success and failure in time-limited psychotherapy. A systematic comparison of two cases: comparison 1.},
  author={Hans H. Strupp},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1980},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={595-603}
}
Why do some patients succeed in psychotherapy whereas others fail? Moreover, what can be learned from a comparison of two comparable patients treated by the same therapist under very similar conditions? Two cases drawn from the Vanderbilt Psychotherapy Project, a controlled study of process and outcome, were studied with a view toward deepening scientific and clinical understanding of time-limited psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Analyses of this kind are also important because the typical… CONTINUE READING