Understanding Transference: The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method, 2nd Edition

Pages: 379
Item #: 4317980
ISBN: 978-1-55798-453-1
List Price: $39.95
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Copyright: 1998
Format: Hardcover
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Overview

In their classic volume Understanding Transference: The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method, Luborsky and Crits-Christoph provided the first concrete validation of Freud's observations about transference. Using Lester Luborsky's much acclaimed Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT) method, they demonstrated how to measure reliably the recurring patterns in patients' central relationships and how to explore such patterns within psychodynamic psychotherapy and other talking therapies. This new edition is a valuable update for the many clinicians and researchers who use the CCRT method—the best empirical measure of transference in existence.

Table of Contents

Foreword
—Martin E. P. Seligman

Foreword
—Robert S. Wallerstein

Preface

Acknowledgments

Project Participants

I. The Basis of the CCRT Method and Its Scoring

  1. The Early Life of the Idea for the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme
    —Lester Luborsky
  2. A Guide to the CCRT Method
    —Lester Luborsky
  3. A Guide to the CCRT Standard Categories and Their Classification
    —Jacques P. Barber, Paul Crits-Christoph, and Lester Luborsky
  4. Positive Versus Negative CCRT Patterns
    —Brin F. S. Grenyer and Lester Luborsky
  5. Illustrations of the CCRT Scoring Guide
    —Lester Luborsky and Scott Friedman
  6. The Reliability of the CCRT Measure: Results From Eight Samples
    —Lester Luborsky and Louis Diguer
  7. The Relationship Anecdotes Paradigm (RAP) Interview as a Versatile Source of Narratives
    —Lester Luborsky
  8. Why Each CCRT Procedure Was Chosen
    —Lester Luborsky

II. Discoveries From the CCRT Method

  1. The Narratives Told During Psychotherapy and the Types of CCRTs Within Them
    —Lester Luborsky, Jacques P. Barber, Pamela Schaffler, and John Cacciola
  2. Changes in CCRT Pervasiveness During Psychotherapy
    —Paul Crits-Christoph and Lester Luborsky
  3. The Parallel of the CCRT for the Therapist With the CCRT for Other People
    —Deborah Fried, Paul Crits-Christoph, and Lester Luborsky
  4. The Parallel of the CCRT From Waking Narratives With the CCRT From Dreams
    • Study 1: The Parallel of the CCRT From Waking Narratives With the CCRT From Dreams
      —Carol Popp, Lester Luborsky, and Paul Crits-Christoph
    • Study 2: The Parallel of the CCRT From Waking Narratives With the CCRT From Dreams: A Further Validation
      —Carol Popp, Louis Diguer, Lester Luborsky, Jeffrey Faude, Suzanne Johnson, Margaret Morris, Norman Schaffer, Pamela Schaffler, and Kelly Schmidt
  5. The Measurement of Accuracy of Interpretations
    —Paul Crits-Christoph, Andrew Cooper, and Lester Luborsky
  6. Self-Understanding of the CCRT
    —Paul Crits-Christoph and Lester Luborsky
  7. The Perspective of Patients Versus That of Clinicians in the Assessment of Central Relationship Themes
    —Paul Crits-Christoph and Lester Luborsky
  8. Stability of the CCRT From Age 3 to 5
    —Lester Luborsky, Ellen Luborsky, Louis Diguer, Kelly Schmidt, Dorothee Dengler, Jeffrey Faude, Margaret Morris, Pamela Schlaffler, Helen Buchsbaum, and Robert Emde
  9. Stability of the CCRT From Before Psychotherapy Starts to the Early Sessions
    —Jacques P. Barber, Lester Luborsky, Paul Crits-Christoph, and Louis Diguer
  10. The Measurement of Mastery of Relationship Conflicts
    —Brin F. S. Grenyer and Lester Luborsky

III. Clinical Uses of the CCRT

  1. The Everyday Clinical Uses of the CCRT
    —Lester Luborsky
  2. Alternative Measures of the Central Relationship Pattern
    —Lester Luborsky

IV. What's Now and What's Next

  1. The Convergence of Freud's Observations About Transference With the CCRT Evidence
    —Lester Luborsky
  2. Where We Are in Understanding the CCRT
    —Lester Luborsky

References

Index

About the Authors