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Title

How does psychotherapy influence personality? A theoretical integration

Abstract

A given type of psychotherapy (e.g., psychodynamic) is associated with a set of specific change techniques (e.g., interpreting defenses, identifying relationship themes). Different change techniques can be conceived of as influencing different parts of personality (e.g., interpreting defense increases conscious awareness). An integrated model of personality is presented. Then, change techniques from different theoretical perspectives are assigned by judges to areas of personality the techniques are believed to influence. The results suggest that specific change techniques can be reliably sorted into the areas of personality. Thinking across theoretical perspectives leads to important new opportunities for assessment, therapy outcome research, and communication with patients concerning personality change.

Department

Psychology

Publication Date

10-6-2004

Journal Title

Journal of Clinical Psychology

Publisher

Wiley

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20076

Document Type

Article

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