Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Overview of Robert Langs' Communicative-Adaptive Model of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

John White, MA, PhD - psychotherapist, philosopher, and analytic candidate with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts - has published a comprehensive overview of the work of Robert Langs on Wikipedia.  Langs is a prolific author (more than 175 scholarly articles and 47 books) on a variety of psychoanalytic subjects and the founder of the "communicative-adaptive" school of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  The overview surveys the four major phases in the development of Langs' work as well as summarizing important concepts in Langs' model and his recent directions.  The article can be viewed at  White's overview is a useful addition for those desiring to gain a better understanding of Langs' work and his significant contributions to the field of psychoanalytic thought.  Langs is perhaps best known for his rigorous emphasis on establishing and maintaining a secure frame for analysis, his development of the concept of the bi-personal field, and his extensive documentation of encoded transference derivatives in the analytic interaction. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for letting us know about this new entry in Wikipedia. I wish more people knew about Langs' work. I think his idea of the importance of maintaining the frame should be "required reading" for all psychotherapists.


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