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Clinical case studies in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatment

Willemsen, J and Della Rosa, E and Kegerreis, S (2017) 'Clinical case studies in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatment.' Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (FEB). ISSN 1664-1078

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Abstract

© 2017 Willemsen, Della Rosa and Kegerreis. This manuscript provides a review of the clinical case study within the field of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatment. The method has been contested for methodological reasons and because it would contribute to theoretical pluralism in the field. We summarize how the case study method is being applied in different schools of psychoanalysis, and we clarify the unique strengths of this method and areas for improvement. Finally, based on the literature and on our own experience with case study research, we come to formulate nine guidelines for future case study authors: (1) basic information to include, (2) clarification of the motivation to select a particular patient, (3) information about informed consent and disguise, (4) patient background and context of referral or self-referral, (5) patient's narrative, therapist's observations and interpretations, (6) interpretative heuristics, (7) reflexivity and counter-transference, (8) leaving room for interpretation, and (9) answering the research question, and comparison with other cases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0500 Psychoanalysis
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 16:15
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:20
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19123

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