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Simmonds, J. Constantinides, P. Perry, J.C. Drapeau, M. Sheptycki, A.R. (2015). Assessing Psychodynamic Conflict. Psychodyn. Psych., 43(3):349-377.

(2015). Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 43(3):349-377

Assessing Psychodynamic Conflict

Joshua Simmonds, Prometheas Constantinides, M.D., J. Christopher Perry, M.P.H., M.D., Martin Drapeau, M.Ps., Ph.D. and Amanda R. Sheptycki, M.A., Ph.D.

Psychodynamic psychotherapies suggest that symptomatic relief is provided, in part, with the resolution of psychic conflicts. Clinical researchers have used innovative methods to investigate such phenomenon. This article aims to review the literature on quantitative psychodynamic conflict rating scales. An electronic search of the literature was conducted to retrieve quantitative observer-rated scales used to assess conflict noting each measure's theoretical model, information source, and training and clinical experience required. Scales were also examined for levels of reliability and validity. Five quantitative observer-rated conflict scales were identified. Reliability varied from poor to excellent with each measure demonstrating good validity. However a small number of studies and limited links to current conflict theory suggest further clinical research is needed.

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