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Educational programs in parenting, conflict resolution, and group work now aimed at teaching virtue.
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Cognitive therapy is very effective
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There are many psychotherapeutic schools and directions, whose therapeutic strengths lie mainly in the relationship between the therapist and the patient.
So is it possible to say that what is the most curative for the human being and what is best for maturation of man is the relationship itself?
I'm convinced that yes it is.
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Generally,if we are suffering from something,we are looking for help.Any suffering impairs the
realization of our intentions(programs, wishes,destenies)in everday life.Therefore,a
patient has subjective expectations concerning
a person who can help.In other words,a therapeut
or doctor must be appropriate or sympathetic in
the real sense of the word.Here we deal with a
feeling of the patient that often decides in the
first contact with the therapeut,if the therapeutic
process becomes successful or not.
A good therapeutic communication generates
confidence.Confidence may exert the basic
therapeutic effect improved by a therapeutic
methode.
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Sample size < 50
No. of Items = 38
KMO barletts test is not appearing.
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Hi buddy,
A Gaussian process require  the eigenvalues of the correlation matrix being non-negative. I wrote an attached code, that allows you perform this procedure into R. This procedure is described in the following paper:
dos Santos, J. P. R. 2016 - Inclusion of dominance effects in the multivariate GBLUP model
This paper is available in my research gate (any doubts, I am the first author and you can contact me here).
I hope to be helpful
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I am looking for TAT protocols having already been administered to validate an assessment framework based on object relations theory.
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You'll find a few books in the WorldCat. For example:
T.A.T. protocols of Maori adolescents (Rakau) : ages 13-15
Author:
D G Mulligan
Publisher:
[Wellington, N.Z.] : Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, [1957]
Series:
Publications in psychology (Victoria University of Wellington), no. 9.; Monographs on Maori Social life and Personality, no. 2.
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 Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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WorldCat
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Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs.
Adolescence.
Whakamātau hinengaro.
Thematic Apperception Test protocols
by Henry Silverthorne
Print book
Language: English
Publisher: [S.l.] : Yales University, 1951.
Database: WorldCat
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Music influences all regions of the brain and I theorize that it enhances regions for mathematical abilities especially. As singing /recalling lyrics involves the frontal lobe where reasoning also takes place. 
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Yes.
I believe so.
We all know of the soothing effect that good music can bring, to babies, to infants and even to animals. It has also been shown that loud music and aggressive sounds in general, can provoke stress and raise the cardiac rhythm.
In this sense, certain chosen music can have the beneficial effect of relaxing and soothing your body, to allow better flow of ideas and concentration.
I know I wouldn't live without music. (But I prefer to choose my own...)
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Dear All,
Freud is known to use the couch primarily for his own comfort and convenience also because he did not like to be looked at (Friedberg & Linn, 2012)
Friedberg, A. & Linn, L (2012). The couch as icon. Psychoanalytic Review, 99(1)
Do you still use Freud's couch as icon in your pscyhoanalysis sessions for the very same reasons?
Best regards - Mariam
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Dear Miriam, 
every orthodox psychoanalyst  uses the couch in Finland. It was not for Freuds convenience invented, it was for the client's. The psychoanalyst sits behind the client, who is then free to express whatever comes to mind. I have visited Freud's facilities in Berggasse 19 Vienna: 
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This is my first time to do psychological testing and develop a scale and I guess I need help because I am confused. I have 300 cases and I used 5-likert scale on 40 questionnaires. I used Varimax rotation with .40 minimum for the factor loading. only 35 questions left after the data cleaning, 3 factors have very good Cronbach alpha between .87-.89, but one factor has .64 Cronbach alpha with 7 items and the other has .59 Cronbach alpha with 4 items only. When I do CFA (confirmatory factor analysis) for the 5 factors, *MLE=1.67, **RMSEA=.05, GFI=.85, NFI=.77, CFI=.90. Overall Cronbach alpha is .88. What do you think is the best thing for me to do with these results? Should I redo the factoring? Or delete the 4th and 5th factor or are these results ok because it's acceptable with the MLE and RMSEA? Thanks a lot... :D Your responses are greatly appreciated.
*MLE = X2/df (ML chi square/deg of freedom)
**RMSEA = Steiger-LIND RMSEA Index (non-centrality-based index)
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Thanks Gábor Papp, the research was already completed. Further readings identified the result to be culture-related. not what i expected. Im glad to have looked into the cultural aspect of the scale. Though my study framework and hypotheses were slightly modified, it worked somehow. Thanks to all who helped.
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Hello, please someone could inform me about isntrumentos validated in Brazil to assess family domestic violence and / or marriage with theoretical grounding in psychoanalytic theory?
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Dear Raquel, 
here is a web-based tool:
The theoretical ground in psychoanalytic theory for domestic psychological or physical abuse is a sadistic too rigid superego. 
Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a web-based healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence (I-DECIDE).
Hegarty K, Tarzia L, Murray E, Valpied J, Humphreys C, Taft A, Gold L, Glass N.
BMC Public Health. 2015 Aug 1;15(1):736.
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I recently examined the main topics of DSM-V and I noticed the absence of the defense concept described in DSM-IV. Do anyone knows the explanation?
Thank you.
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With the publication of the DSM-III in 1980, the APA created an expert consensus group of diagnoses which were meant to be non-etiological but moved away from what had dominated American psychiatry for the previous 50 years, i.e., psychoanalytic theory.  In my professional opinion, it was not the intention of Spitzer et al. to move for psychoanalytic reductionism to biological reductionism, but in the further development of the DSM-III-R, DSM-IV, and DSM-V, this has been the direction taken.  In the words of Joni Mitchell, "Something's lost but something's gained in living everyday"--what's been lost from the DSM-V is practically all psychoanalytic concepts; what's been gained is moving towards diagnoses that can be validated with biological markers, although as Insel et al write it falls short of that, which is why NIMH is promoting the RDoc.  Hegel wrote, "The truth is in the whole," and in clinical life it is awareness of the complex interactions between biological, psychological, and social/historical/cultural factors that makes psychiatry/psychology both interesting and effective. But science sometimes requires model building that allows one to test hypotheses, and at the present time diagnosis reflects a 'cleansing' of pychodynamic concepts/constructs.
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I refer to: tendencies to omnipotent thought; avoidance of otherness; Immediate drive discharge ecc.
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 there is a most excellent tool - severely mistrusted by our evidence-debased friends, apparently - called an analyst.
This "tool" is able to use listening, intelligence, feeling, intuition, compassion and 100 years of psychoanalytic theory to fairly accurately predict and "measure" and to understand the degree and nature of regression in a particular person.
It is an expensive tool - little understood by the evidence-debased CBT-government health-fund alliance - but, it works. And updates are free, but require ongoing genuine interest in the human psyche and the world of the unconscious. To purchase a license requires great patience and curiosity and a mistrust of the usual forms of "evidence".
 That is the shortest answer that I can give.
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I'm lookig for the Dispositional Flow Scale-2 because I'd like to measure autotelic personality at alternative schools. 
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Jackson's Flow scales are commercially published & sold by Mindgarden. They may have a program for researchers to get free access. Otherwise, you'll need to purchase the measure (it isn't ethically okay to just bootleg) or use an alternative measure. There are some other Flow scales out there. For example, Brennan Payne and colleagues developed the Activity Flow State Scale, starting with the Jackson scale but generalizing item content so it wasn't mainly about sports. The basic reference is: Payne, Brennan R.; Jackson, Joshua J.; Noh, Soo Rim; Stine-Morrow, Elizabeth A. L. In the zone: Flow state and cognition in older adults. Psychology and Aging, Vol 26(3), Sep 2011, 738-743. I'm attaching a PDF file that shows the items & scoring instructions. Schwartz & Waterman also developed a flow scale: the basic reference is: Schwartz, Seth J.; Waterman, Alan S. Changing interests: A longitudinal study of intrinsic motivation for personally salient activities. Journal of Research in Personality, Vol 40(6), Dec 2006, 1119-1136. Again, I'm attaching a PDF with item content.
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I have found some studies using the selected aspects of Kernberg's work, e.g. levels of personality organization but I am still looking for more references, especially for the developmental concepts.
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As far as I know the Kernberg-Kohut debate concerning the nature of narcissism is still unresolved because they both lack solid validation strategies, studies and/or instruments. Anyway, Kernberg shifted to a clinical contribution for borderline patients called 'Transference-Focused Psychotherapy' providing specific research projects to establish empirical evidence supporting its efficacy. For reference see: Transference focused psychotherapy: Overview and update, Int J Psychoanal, 2008,89:601–620.
Best wishes, Gloriana
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I wonder if somebody knows any tools to apply to the study of psychoanalytic psychotherapy processes with adolescents, with particular reference to unconscious relational themes.
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Hi,
It comes also to my mind a projective instrument you can find published in the following:
The Object Relations Technique: Assessing the Individual by Martin A. Shaw. O.R.T. Institute, 2002 - 232 pages
recently revised by Knafo, Danielle S.
The O.R.T. (the Object Relations Technique): A reintroduction.Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol 27(2), Apr 2010, 182-189.
even if it lacks adequate requirements for reliability and validity.
Anyway, from my point of view it's interesting.
Good luck,
Gloriana
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Where death does not occur but which consist of "self-destructive actions, during melancholic states, carried out as self-punishment, as an expression of certain delusions or without any rationalization. In these two conditions the underlying cause,unconscious mechanisms are identical with those of suicide. Whether the suicide or partial suicide has with similar manic attacks or distinguish results, the recovery and results are still unknown for the statistical evaluation.
Please provide your suggestion in finding out the measuring pattern of the partial suicides from the suicides.
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To try and access parasuicide presentations we set up an intervention and monitoring study at the emergency department (ED), because people do not have to be help-seeking or self-nominate as suicidal to be detected as such.
In accessing presenters though it was important we looked beyond admission codes - as people who were suicidal came in with diverse reasons for being in the ED, for example: "Poisoning/Toxin” (42.5%), “Simple Intoxication,” “Depression,” “Anxiety,” “Muscle Injury/Pain,” and “Laceration”.
We needed to access secondary coding regarding ideation and method that was picked up at triage. We were also tasked to conduct some training with ED staff to ensure some basic questions were being asked when risk indicators were present, to minimise poor recognition, under-reporting and people 'slipping through the cracks'.