The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – Jonathan Shelder

557701329American Psychologist – February – March 2, 2010

p. 99″#5.   Focus on Interpersonal Relations – Psychodynamic therapy places heavy emphasis on patients’ relationships and interpersonal experience (in theoretical terms, object relations and attachment).  Both adaptive and nonadaptive aspects of personality and self-concept are forged in the context of attachment relationships, and psychological difficulties often arise when problematic interpersonal patterns interfere with a person’s ability to meet emotional needs.”

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