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Diagnosis, diagnostic systems and validation of psychotherapeutic models
Author/s: Enrico Benelli 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 57-72 FullText PDF:  197 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RPR2019-001005
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The development of a psychotherapist’s diagnostic skills can retrace the history of the development of diagnosis in psychotherapy just like ontogenesis retraces phylogenesis. Historically we witnessed the passage from anti-diagnostic positions to constructive critical positions. It has been suggested that since diagnosis is an unavoidable component of clinical reasoning, anti-diagnostic positions reflect confusion between different levels of clinical reasoning (informal, formal and institutional) and different levels of diagnostic systems (school-specific, psychodynamic, health system). The Authors stress the importance of di-agnosis in the development of psychotherapy, its recognition in health systems both for the identification of the population it is addressed to and the recognition of psychotherapy as an evidence-based treatment. The Authors enumerate the risks of marginalization run by non-evidence-based psychotherapeutic models given the indications of the European Union which invite Member Countries to include the treatment of common mental health disorders in primary care. In closing they present a process in four steps for favoring the development of research in the models at risk of marginalization through the meta-analysis of single cases and benchmarking.
Keywords: Diagnosis, marginalized and emerging models of psycho-therapy, research of single case, benchmarking].

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Enrico Benelli, Diagnosis, diagnostic systems and validation of psychotherapeutic models in "RICERCA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2019, pp. 57-72, DOI:10.3280/RPR2019-001005


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