The mediating role of insight for long-term improvements in psychodynamic therapy.

@article{Johansson2010TheMR,
  title={The mediating role of insight for long-term improvements in psychodynamic therapy.},
  author={Paul Niklas Johansson and Per Andreas H\oglend and Randi Ulberg and Svein Amlo and Alice Marble and Kjell-Petter B\ogwald and Oystein S\orbye and Mary Cosgrove Sjaastad and Oscar Heyerdahl},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={438-48}
}
OBJECTIVE According to psychoanalytic theory, interpretation of transference leads to increased insight that again leads to improved interpersonal functioning over time. In this study, we performed a full mediational analysis to test whether insight gained during treatment mediates the long-term effects of transference interpretation in dynamic psychotherapy. METHOD This study is a randomized clinical trial with a dismantling design. One hundred outpatients seeking psychotherapy for… CONTINUE READING