Recommended Conferences

Neuroscience Psychiatry

Dubai, UAE

2nd International Conference on Clinical Psychiatry

Miami, USA

Psychology and Mental Health

Chicago, USA
Related Subjects
 

Interpersonal problems, attachment styles and outcome in brief dynamic psychotherapy

Author(s): Horowitz LM, Rosenberg SE, Bartholomew K

Abstract

The Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP) has been used to identify dysfunctional patterns in interpersonal interactions. Interpersonal problems can be organized in 2 dimensions, and the 2-dimensional space can be divided into 8 equal sectors (octants). Subscales of the IIP describe each of these octants. The instrument has been used to identify (1) interpersonal problems that are discussed most often in a brief dynamic psychotherapy and (2) problems that are treated most easily. The results show that problems in the "exploitable" octant improve most frequently, whereas problems in the "dominating," "vindictive," and "cold" octants do not improve as readily. Attachment styles in adulthood were examined (following a model proposed by J. Bowlby), and different attachment styles were found to correspond to different types of interpersonal problems. Finally, these variables were related to the ability to describe other people clearly. This article also discusses implications for brief dynamic psychotherapy.

Similar Articles

Attachment and loss

Author(s): Bowlby J

Adult attachment measures: A 25 year review

Author(s): Ravitz P, Maunder R, Hunter J, Sthankiya B, Lancee WJ

Adult attachment patterns

Author(s): Fraley RC, Waller NG

Adult attachment: What are the underlying dimensions? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 75: 77-91

Author(s): Stein H, Koontz D, Fonagy P, Allen JG, Fultz J, Brethour JR, Allen D, Evans RB

Interpersonal problems of people who describe themselves as lonely

Author(s): Horowitz LM, de Sales French R

Inventory of interpersonal problems: Psychometric properties and clinical applications

Author(s): Horowitz LM, Rosenberg SE, Baer B, Ureño G, Villaseñor VS

The circumplex structure of interpersonal problems

Author(s): Horowitz LM, Dryer DC, Krasnoperova EN

Attachment, caregiving and volunteering: Placing volunteerism in an attachment-theoretical framework

Author(s): Gillath O, Shaver PR, Mikulincer M, Nitzberg RE, Erez A, van Jzendoorn MH

Metaphysics of measurement: The case of adult attachment

Author(s): Griffin DW, Bartholomew K

Psychosocial correlates of depressive rumination

Author(s): Pearson K, Watkins ER, Mullan EG, Moberly NJ

Working models of attachment: Implications for explanation, emotion and behavior

Author(s): Collins NL, Read S, Miller N, Duval S, Walsh D