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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T15:57:41Z
dc.date.available2017-09-20T15:57:41Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationLanman, M., Grier, F. & Evans, C. (2003). Objectivity in psychoanalytic assessment of couple relationships. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 182 (MAR.), pp.255-260.
dc.identifier.other10.1192/bjp.182.3.255
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/9857
dc.description.abstractBackground: Clinicians claim that partners in a couple can be understood to share a mode of relating, at an unconscious level. Assessment of this depends on inference from observable data. This study tests the viability and reliability of a modification of the Personal Relatedness Profile (PRP) for this purpose. Aims: To test the interrater reliability and construct validity of a joint PRP score for couples. Method: Seven therapists independently rated couples' interactions using the 30-item PRP and segments of videotaped interviews with 19 couples. Results: Interrater reliability was good and correlations between items clearly supported the underlying Kleinian bipolar model used (paranoid-schizoid/depressive positions). Conclusions: Psychoanalytic couple psychotherapists agree in independent judgements of the nature of couple functioning, these judgements being based on envisaging couples in terms of an unconsciously shared state of mind.
dc.description.urihttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/objectivity-in-psychoanalytic-assessment-of-couple-relationships/95A7E6CE7F1EA01693E953B4AE645294
dc.subjectSocial psychology
dc.subjectPsychotherapy
dc.titleObjectivity in psychoanalytic assessment of couple relationships
dc.typeArticle


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