September 01, 2012
AJP CME Course for September 2012: Change in Defense Mechanisms During Long-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and Five-Year Outcome
Expires August 31, 2014

Self-Assessment Quiz

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Which of the following groups of defenses showed the most significant improvement over 2.5 years in long-term dynamic psychotherapy?
Certain patient diagnostic and other characteristics at intake predicted a significantly slower rate of improvement in defensive functioning during long-term dynamic psychotherapy, including:
Changes over long-term dynamic psychotherapy in the tripartite categories of immature defenses (levels 1 through 4), neurotic defenses (levels 5 and 6), and mature defenses (level 7) were associated with changes in levels of symptoms and functioning as follows: