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Experimentelle, grundlagenwissenschaftliche Studien im Bereich Psychoanalyse
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences.
2004 (German)In: Psychoanalytische Therapie Eine Stellungnahme fur die wissenschaftliche Offentlichkeit und fur den Wissenschaftlichen Beirat Psychotherapie / [ed] P L Janssen,G Bruns,Y Brandl,S Hau, Berlin: Springer , 2004, 72-75 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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A statement of the professional umbrella society DGPT is presented that was formulated in cooperation with the various professional societies and with the German Society of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy and the Society of Child and Adolescent Therapy. The statement is a reaction to the public claim for effective evidence of psychotherapy and takes the opportunity for a comprehensive presentation of this field. In the introduction Alf Gerlach, as chairman of the umbrella society at the time of the formulation of this statement and now executive chairman responsible for coordinating research, describes the history of the development of the statement.There were two particular moments prompting this statement. On the one hand the Scientific Advisory Board for Psychotherapy as an advisory committee based on the law of psychotherapy, has presented demands for effective evidence that are incompatible with psychoanalysis. Thus, the recognition of psychoanalysis as a treatment method for illnesses was put in doubt. On the other hand, a suggestion was put forward to the Board to recognize psychodynamic psychotherapy as an independent entity. This questioned the unity of the psychotherapeutic field.The statement was passed onto the Scientific Advisory Board last autumn. It is intended for a professional audience and includes answers to important issues of this field. It will have an important role to play in future discussions about professional politics. For this reason, we have decided to begin the present issue of our journal with this statement and thus to open a wide discussion forum.

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Berlin: Springer , 2004. 72-75 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38540Local ID: 44745OAI: diva2:259389
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-11-07Bibliographically approved

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