Status enhancement: a further path to therapeutic change

Am J Psychother. Spring 1999;53(2):201-14. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.1999.53.2.201.


Historically, psychotherapists have targeted change efforts primarily on clients' behaviors, beliefs, unconscious conflicts, and patterns of interaction with significant others. The present article explores a further, and very powerful, path to change: that of bringing about changes in the client's status.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Career Mobility*
  • Depressive Disorder / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods*
  • Social Class*