Charles M. Jaffe, M.D.
with Wilma Bucci, Leon Hoffman, Bernard Maskit, Sean Murphy, and
In this seminar, we continue our project, begun at last month’s seminar, of developing a collaborative working group with clinicians and researchers. The working group will have the form of a case conference, focusing on individual treatments, using either session transcripts or process notes. A central and necessary aspect of our project is active involvement of the treating clinician, as well as clinicians who review the material, with research measures as an additional ‘participant’. In the November seminar we will briefly review the computerized linguistic measures that were presented last month, as applied to a 25 session psychodynamic psychotherapy conducted and fully videotaped by Dr. Charles Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe will present aspects of his formulation of the treatment and we will compare his formulation to the trajectory of the treatment as characterized by the linguistic measures, including the identification of several critical points. We will also call for responses by clinicians viewing this material concerning their views on the treatment.
The overall goal of the project is to gain a greater understanding of how psychodynamic treatments work, that will be of value to clinicians and will also help to provide a more systematic understanding of such treatments for the mental health field in general. Through examination of a series of individual cases, we will examine validity of existing measures, and also work on development of new measures to improve our characterization of the clinical process in more or less effective treatments.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium