Enhanced denial or the emergence of affect isolation of an inclusive kind were uncommon in the Defense Mechanism Technique modified (DMTm) after successful psychodynamic therapy.
- Sven Birger Hansson
- Magnus Lindgren
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Lund Psychological Reports
Förlag: Lund University, Department of Psychology
A group of 74 psychiatric patients who had undergone psychodynamic therapy (PDT; 24 women, 10 men), cognitive psychotherapy (CPT; 9 women, 2 men) or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT; 17 women, 12 men) were given the Defense Mechanism Technique modified (DMTm), a percept-genetic technique, both prior to therapy and four months after completing it, at which time they evaluated by questionnaire the therapeutic outcome in terms of their degree of satisfaction, change in personality, symptoms, and handling of problems and the therapy’s usefulness. As hypothesized, either an increase in denial or the emergence of inclusive affect isolation following therapy in DMTm occurred less frequently in PDT patients who rated their therapy as successful than in the remaining PDT patients and in both of the other two patient groups (CPT and CBT), irrespective in the latter case of how the therapeutic outcome was rated. The findings were interpreted in terms of the Andersson developmental and psychodynamic model of the mind.
- cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- cognitive psychotherapy (CPT)
- Defense Mechanism Technique modified (DMTm)
- psychodynamic therapy (PDT)
Vol 8 no 5
- ISSN: 1404-8035