Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To search only within a publication time period…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Looking for articles in a specific time period? You can refine your search by using the Year feature in the Search Section. This tool could be useful for studying the impact of historical events on psychoanalytic theories.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Kächele, H. (1988). Clinical and Scientific Aspects of the Ulm Process Model of Psychoanalysis. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 69:65-73.

(1988). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 69:65-73

Clinical and Scientific Aspects of the Ulm Process Model of Psychoanalysis

Horst Kächele


Theories of the psychoanalytic process inevitably influence the clinician's handling of the treatment. Investigations in the private theories of analysts point to the anchoring of these process conceptions in the personal experience of the analyst; therefore a normative, ideally constructed process model does not correspond to what is found when empirical studies are performed. For many reasons of social interactionism criticism applies also to so-called natural process conception which maintains that the process of working through has to pass ontogenetic phases from early to late. Though the concept of phase, known also as focus, is a very helpful notion, its empirical foundation is yet very weak. The paper describes empirical approaches to identify focal phases which are the basis of the Ulm process conception.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2021, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.