The efficiency of using Jungian concept in psychology



Evidence Based Practices are the keywords upon which most psychotherapy and mental health treatment is based in the United States. Health care cost reimbursement is the primary culprit for this, and insurers are often unwilling to pay for long-term therapy regardless of the efficacy.

Collective clinical experience gathered over decades of practice notwithstanding, each treatment modality must be subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny to gain patients the right to utilize their benefits to pay for the service.

A vast body of research, conducted mostly in Europe over the last several decades, supports Jungian therapy as a valid and evidence based treatment modality for many psychiatric maladies. New York Jungian therapists are excited about these developments and hopeful the findings will lead to changes in the reimbursement of Jungian therapy NYC.

The German Outcome studies (Keller W, Westhoff G, Dilg R, Rohner R, Studt HH 2006) in particular show Jungian psychotherapy to be effective for many psychiatric illnesses and diseases. In fact, the Jungian methods have been show effective long after therapy terminates, indicating long lasting individual change was achieved. Shorter-term therapies do not show these results.

One significant benefit of Jungian Therapy NYC is that the methods, setting, frequency and duration of therapy all may be adapted to the needs of the patient. In the German study, the average treatment hours were 100 for women and 74 for men. The outcome of treatment was evaluated as positive in 90% of the opinions of patients and 75% in the opinions of the therapists.

Results clearly showed that longer durations of therapy led to a higher degree of positive change. Changes included quality of relationships, coping strategies and of the patients’ internal psychic structure; New York Jungian therapists work with patients to develop skills to cope with everyday life and their own internal struggles. Long-term Jungian therapy NYC is essential to correct disturbed relationship patterns that medication or short-term therapies only treat symptomatically.

The Keller et al study also showed long-term therapy, including Jungian modalities, reduced days lost from work by 66.6% in the year after therapy ended and continued to be reduced by 50% after 5 years. Hospital days were reduced by 87.5% in the year after therapy, and 50% after 5 years. This study and others indicate long-term psychoanalytic therapy is very effective, especially for patients with severe psychiatric illness.

Studies by Milrod et al (200) established clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in panic, anxiety, depression and functional impairments at the end of Jungian analysis and at the six-month follow up mark. A meta-analysis by Leichsenring and Rabung (2008) showed long term psychodynamic treatment such as Jungian Therapy NYC  was “significantly superior to shorter-term treatment” and that “long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy yielded large and stable effect” in treating patients with multiple mental health diagnoses, personality disorders and chronic mental health issues.

Batement and Fonagy (2001) reported borderline personality disorder patient completing long term psychodynamic analysis treatment showed significant gains at the end of treatment and maintained statistically significant improvement on follow up outcome measures. Similar findings are reported in Australia (Meares, Stevenson & Comerford 1999), Sweden (Sandell R, Lazar A, Grant J, Carlsson J, Schubert J, & Falkenström F) and other countries.

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