Freudians and non-Freudians have long disagreed about the value of psychoanalytic therapy, but even some supporters of Freud's theory have doubts about the therapy. For example, Paul Kline, the author of a book (1981) generally supportive of Freudian theory, says of psychoanalytic therapy that no good evidence exists that it is effective (Kline, 1988, p. 225). Gene Glass, one of the authors of an influential book (Smith, Glass, & Miller, 1980) supporting the efficacy of psychotherapy, points out that he is sympathetic to psychoanalytic theory, but then adds that in the Smith, Glass, and Miller database there is not a single experimental study that qualifies by even ...
The Value of Psychoanalytic Therapy: A Question of Standards
The value of psychoanalytic therapy: A question of stan dards