International Journal of

Psychology and PsychoanalysisISSN: 2572-4037

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510039

Personality Organization Traits and Expected Countertransference and Treatment Interventions

Robert M Gordon, ValeriyaSpektor and Linh Luu

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: March 01, 2019

There is little empirical research on patients at the severe level of personality organization who generally need more clarifications of roles, tasks, boundaries, and supportive interventions, and often create increased problems with countertransference. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between clinicians' ratings of their new patients' level of personality organization traits (i.e.: Defensiveness, identity integration, object relations, and reality testing) and degr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510030

Explaining the Minority Status Hypothesis: Development of the Cultural Resilience Life Stress Paradigm

Paul Archibald

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 19, 2018

This paper reviews recent empirical studies (N = 13) that focused on two cultural resources (spirituality and racial identity) utilized by African-Americans to cope with stress in an attempt to: 1) Provide some explanations why the minority status hypothesis is unfounded in most epidemiologic community surveys; and 2) Develop a theoretical framework that explicates this phenomenon. The review shows that both spirituality and racial identity reduced the negative impact of life stressors while pro...

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