The concept of ideal types in psychoanalytic follow-up research
Journal/Book: Psychother Res. 1999; 9: 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, USA. Guilford Publications Inc. 327-341.
Abstract: Our hypothesis is that the image of the therapist which the patient internalizes during therapy is highly important for the success of therapy. We therefore carried out a follow-up study 12 years after treatment of 52 patients who had randomly undergone;either short-term psychotherapy or client-centered psychotherapy. The follow-up interviews were tape recorded and transcribed, to permit analysis of the patient memories of the therapist. We made use of the qualitative taxonomic method ''Verstehende Typenbildung'' (according to U. Gerhardt/Max Weber), and discovered different types or groups of inner objects which corresponded with the outcome of therapy in various significant ways.
Note: Article Wachholz S, Univ Hamburg, Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Inst Psychosomatik & Psychotherapie, Med Klin, Martinistr 52, D-20246 Hamburg, GERMANY