Correction to schut et Al. (2005)

Psychotherapy (Chic). Fall 2006;43(3):358. doi: 10.1037/0033-3204.43.3.358.


Reports an error in "Therapist Interpretation, Patient-Therapist Interpersonal Process, and Outcome in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Avoidant Personality Disorder" by Alexander J. Schut, Louis G. Castonguay, Kelly M. Flanagan, Alissa S. Yamasaki, Jacques P. Barber, Jamie D. Bedics and Tracey L. Smith (Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 2005 Win, Vol 42(4), 494-511). The correct legend for Figure 1 on page 500 should read as follows: Figure 1. The SASB circumplex model, cluster version, interpersonal surfaces. Adapted from Benjamin (1993), Interpersonal diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. New York: Guilford Press, copyright Guilford Press, and from: Benjamin (1987), Use of the SASB dimensional model to develop treatment plans for personality disorders, I: Narcissism. Journal of Personality Disorders, 1, 43-70, copyright Guilford Press. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2006-03309-008.) The authors examined the link between interpretive techniques, the therapeutic relationship, and outcome in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Two independent teams of judges each coded one early session from patients diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder. Results revealed (a) an inverse association between concentration of interpretation and favorable patient outcome; (b) that small amounts of disaffiliative patient-therapist transactions before, during, and after interpretations were reliably or meaningfully associated with negative patient change; and (c) concentration of interpretation was positively associated with disaffiliative therapy process before and during interpretation and negatively associated with affiliative patient responses to interpretation. The results suggest that therapists who persisted with interpretations had more hostile interactions with patients and had patients who reacted with less warmth than therapists who used interpretations more judiciously. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).