Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy : Is Integration Possible?

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This book has a question mark in its title because it aims to invite inquiry. The possibility of integrating psychoanalytic and behavior therapies has been controversial since it was first proposed about 50 years ago, and this has elicited a wide range of reactions from both psychologists and psy- chiatrists. It was with the hope of fostering constructive interchange that this book was conceived. We wanted to spark further thinking about the question in the title in a way that could lead either to conceptual and clinical progress toward an integrated approach or to a clearer sense of the obstacles involved. In either case, we hoped that it would present a healthy challenge to current forms of psychoanalytic and behavior therapies. The present volume was stimulated by the appearance in 1977 of Paul Wachtel's book Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy: Toward an Integration. Al- though many reviewers did not necessarily agree with Wachtel's proposals for integration, they (and we) were highly laudatory of his attempt. After reading the book, Hal Arkowitz organized a symposium on integration that took place in Chicago at the November 1978 meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. The symposium included Cyril Franks, Merton Gill, Hans Strupp, Paul Wachtel, and Michael Merbaum as moderator. Arkowitz subsequently proposed to edit a book on integra- tion and invited Messer to be coeditor.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 23.11mm | 589.67g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1984 ed.
  • 16 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 386 p. 16 illus.
  • 1461296943
  • 9781461296942

Table of contents

1. Historical Perspective on the Integration of Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavioral Therapy.- 2. On Theory, Practice, and the Nature of Integration.- Psychoanalytic Therapy versus Psychodynamic Therapy: Commentary on Paul L. Wachtel.- A Rejoinder to Stanley B. Messer and Meir Winokur.- 3. Ways of Knowing and Visions of Reality in Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy.- Tragedy, Irony, and Human Assistance: Commentary on Stanley B. Messer and Meir Winokur.- 4. The Varieties of Integrative Experience.- Integration, Emergence, and the Structure of Scientific Progress: Commentary on Thomas E. Schacht.- 5. Integration of Psychodynamic and Behavioral Psychotherapies: Conceptual versus Empirical Syntheses.- Psychoanalytic Constructs and Empirical Research: Commentary on Alan E. Kazdin.- 6. Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavior, and Behavior Therapies Compared.- Psychoanalysis Contrasted with Psychodynamic and Behavior Therapies: Commentary on Merton M. Gill.- A Rejoinder to John M. Rhoads.- 7. Relationships between Psychodynamic and Behavior Therapies.- Differing Views of Transference: Commentary on John M. Rhoads.- A Rejoinder to Merton M. Gill.- 8. On Conceptual and Technical Integrity in Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy: Two Fundamentally Incompatible Systems.- The Behavioral Scientist as Integrator: Commentary on Cyril M. Franks.- A Rejoinder to Leon Salzman.- 9. The Activation of Unconscious Fantasies in Behavioral Treatments.- Activation of Unconscious Fantasies: Commentary on Eric Mendelsohn and Lloyd H. Silverman.- A Rejoinder to Alan E. Kazdin.- 10. Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism: The Yin and Yang of Determinism.- In Search of Substitutes for Binary Models: Commentary on Michael J. Mahoney.- A Rejoinder to Thomas E. Schacht.- 11. Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy.- Psychoanalysis and a Behavior Therapy for 1983: Commentary on Leon Salzman.- A Rejoinder to Cyril M. Franks.- 12. The Integration of Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy: Summing Up.- Author Index.
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