The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

  title={The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy.},
  author={Jonathan Shedler},
Empirical evidence supports the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Effect sizes for psychodynamic psychotherapy are as large as those reported for other therapies that have been actively promoted as "empirically supported" and "evidence based." Additionally, patients who receive psychodynamic therapy maintain therapeutic gains and appear to continue to improve after treatment ends. Finally, non-psychodynamic therapies may be effective in part because the more skilled practitioners utilize… CONTINUE READING