Perhaps you’re wondering if it really works. Maybe you’re somehow convinced that it can’t actually be helpful, as most research or stereotypes would have you believe. Below you’ll find a number of articles outlining the efficacy of psychodynamic & psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It seems to me that if you invest in treatment, it’d be helpful to determine how long the change will last and really consider why you’re entering therapy in the first place. Until these articles, psychoanalytic therapy has had a tough time measuring up to therapies who have been quickly measurable and have for some time dominated research. Unless you’ve experienced a particularly successful psychoanalytic or psychodynamic treatment, you may have been less of a believer. To restoring faith in the process…
These are other articles that you might be interested in paper form:
Lazar, S. (2010). Psychotherapy is Worth It; A Comprehensive Review of Cost Effectiveness, American Psychiatric Publishing.
Summers, R., Barber, J. (2009). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Guide to Evidence Based Practice. The Guilford Press.