What is it about?

By establishing basic fundamentals in the practice of Relational Psychoanalysis this paper offers "techniques" with as clear as frame and purpose as other evidenced-based models.

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Why is it important?

As evidenced-based models continue to dominate the field of psychology, it is necessary for psychoanalysis (and other existential models) to clearly state outcomes of an analytic treatment; explain and demonstrate fundamentals of practice and report how analytic treatment aligns with current research that supports that the therapeutic relationship is the key component to a successful treatment.


This article is the result of a research study conducted to answer the question from my graduate students that stated: "I have all this theory but I don't know what to do! As students were simultaneously being exposed in internships and generally cognitive-behavioral models, they found these models more easy to learn and more hands on when putting theory into practice. Consequently, I decided to work more intentionally in translating and communicating rich and complicated analytic theory into how we actually practice.

Roy E.
Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

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This page is a summary of: Therapeutic practices in relational psychoanalysis: A qualitative study., Psychoanalytic Psychology, January 2021, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/pap0000319.
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