A supportive approach in psychodynamic-oriented psychotherapy. An empirically supported single case study.

  • Daniela Di Riso | daniela.diriso@unipd.it
  • Antonello Colli
  • Daphne Chessa
  • Cristina Marogna
  • Valeria Condino
  • Adriana Lis
  • Vittorio Lingiardi
  • Stefania Mannarini

Abstract

This paper evaluates process and outcome in a 2 years supportive psychotherapy psychodynamic-oriented of a young adult self-referred for concerns about University choice. The diagnosis was Panic Attack Disorder (DSM-IV) with features of obsessive-compulsive and narcissistic personality disorder (PDM). Twenty-eight verbatim transcripts of the sessions were coded with the Psychodynamic Intervention Rating Scales, the Collaborative Interactions Scale and Defense Mechanism Rating Scale. A log linear analysis model showed the trends of process variables during the treatment. A hierarchical regression analysis evaluated the importance of tailoring the clinician interventions in respect to the average level of defenses. Outcome results showed how patient's diagnosis changed and symptoms decreased.

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2011-05-18
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Keywords:
Psychodynamic-oriented supportive, psychotherapy, Therapist intervention, Therapeutic alliance, Defense mechanisms, Process-outcome.
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Di Riso, D., Colli, A., Chessa, D., Marogna, C., Condino, V., Lis, A., Lingiardi, V., & Mannarini, S. (2011). A supportive approach in psychodynamic-oriented psychotherapy. An empirically supported single case study. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 14(1), 49–89. https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2011.43