Jan Vitek, Clinical Psychologist, Couples and Individuals Counseling

How effective is psychoanalytic psychotherapy?

According to Johnathon Shedler of the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, in his article "The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" published in the journal American Psychologist (Vol. 65, No. 2, 98-109), "Considerable research supports the efficacy and effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy." He goes on to say that "patients who receive psychodynamic therapy not only maintain therapeutic gains but continue to improve over time." He found empirical evidence to suggest that "psychodynamic therapy sets in motion psychological processes that lead to ongoing change, even after therapy has ended."

For more information about psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the evidence supporting its efficacy, you can read his article here.

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"Evidence indicates that the benefits of psychoanalytic psychotherapy last well beyond the end of treatment."

Serving: Individuals & Couples

445 Bellevue Ave, Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94610

Phone: 510.381.3090

Email: Vitek-deleteme[at]-deleteme-sonic [dot] net