`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a post modern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist
Chapter 14: A Cross-Correlational Study
A Cross-Correlational Study
Tony Badalamenti believed that there were models that could be taken from classical Newtonian physics and applied to the rater's scores on the five dimensions we had selected for exploration. Nevertheless, he felt that we should move forward cautiously and try first to apply a relatively simple model to these measurements in order to get a sense of their viability.
In turning to our five quantified variables, we took time to review our conviction that we were trying to explore the deep structures, processes, regularities, and influences that pertain to the vicissitudes of emotionally charged communicative exchanges between patients and therapists, and that we were doing so by selectively measuring what in essence are the vicissitudes of narrative and non-narrative communication. ...