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Therapist Effects on Treatment Outcome in Psychotherapy: A Multilevel Modelling Analysis
Berglar, J., Crameri, A., von Wyl, A., Koemeda-Lutz, M., Köhler, M., Staczan, P., Schulthess, P. & Tschuschke, V. (2016).
Download PDF: http://www.psychotherapieforschung.ch/downloads/2016_2_7_Berglar-IJP_.pdf
Sensitivity analysis in multiple imputation in effectiveness studies of psychotherapy.
Crameri, A., von Wyl, A., Koemeda-Lutz, M., Schulthess, P. & Tschuschke, V. (2015).
Front. Psychol., 27 July 2015
Online version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01042
The Brief Symptom Inventory and the Outcome Questionnaire-45 in the Assessment of the Outcome Quality of Mental Health Interventions
Crameri, A., Schuetz, C., Andreae, A., Koemeda-Lutz, M., Schulthess, P., Tschuschke, V. & von Wyl, A. (2016).
Psychiatry Journal, Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7830785, 14 pages
Online version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7830785
Online version: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/psychiatry/2016/7830785/
What do Human Bodies Tell us? In Search of Statistically Significant Empirical Confirmation for “The Language of the Body”. A Study in Bioenergetic Body Diagnostics.
Koemeda-Lutz M & Peter H (2001).
Bioenergetic Analysis – The Clinical Journal of the IIBA 2002, 13 (1) 77-94. Original Paper: Psychotherapie Forum 2001 (9) 51-61.
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Body Psychotherapy in Outpatient Settings. A Multi-Center Study in Germany and Switzerland.
Koemeda-Lutz M., Kaschke, M.,Revenstorf, D.,Scherrmann, T.,Weiss, H. und Soeder, U. (2006).
Pp. 513 – 532 in: Heinrich V (2011, Ed.) Handbook Bioenergetic Analysis. Original Paper in: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie PPmP 56: 480-487
Online version: www.thieme.de/ppmp
The Pan-American Health Organization (known as OPAS/OMS in Brazil) is an international public health institution with over a century of experience dedicated to improving health conditions in the Americas. Its integration with the United Nations occurs when it acts as the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas. It is also affiliated to the Organization of American States (OAS).
The organization has an important role in the improvement of public health policies and services through the transfer of technology and the dissemination of knowledge accumulated from studies undertaken in member countries. This requires a level of international co-operation between technicians and scientists specialized in epidemiology, environmental health, human resources, communications, services, the control of zoonotic diseases, medication and the promotion of health.
Popular practices closely related to the natural world became associated with the 1960’s counter-culture lifestyle at the same time as the popularity of alternative medicine grew in opposition to self-care and the debate about medicalization gained force.
The principle of integrated medicine is to construct an inclusive paradigm, to bring in what is different.
- In the 1970’s what had been termed ‘popular’ came to be called ‘alternative’.
- In the 1980’s ‘alternative’ became known as ‘complementary’.
- In the 2000’s the integrative concept aims to include these practices in mainstream medicine.
The combination of integrated practices and primary care is a Brazilian model which is being copied in other countries.
With the publication in May 2006 of the Alternative and Complementary Practices Policy, the Brazilian Health Ministry took an important step towards increasing the plurality of health services in the country.
Bioenergetic analysis (BA) has already starting been included on the lists of integrative and complementary practices in some states, which demonstrates both its preventive and a curative effectiveness.
These are some of the social projects undertaken by societies affiliated to the Latin American Association of Bioenergetic Analysis (FLAAB).
Lecture presented on the IIBA - Conference in Palermo, Sicily, 2013
(Vortrag für den Kongress des International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis,.2013 auf Sizilien)
Author: Rainer Mahr
According to the bioenergetic concepts everything that happens in the human psyche expresses itself in the body. That means it happens with biological, chemical and physiological processes and it can be influenced by physical interventions. If this theory is true then these processes must be described in biological categories and must comply with them.
This paper tries to describe Bioenergetic Analysis from the biological point of view. The biological processes are seen as the base, as the grounding of bioenergetic concepts.
The biological processes are not described in detail but somewhat like a blueprint to understand a little bit more what is going on in body psychotherapeutic work.
In German: (translation) "Energie und Identiät"
Author: Rainer Mahr
In (English version): Rome, May 95, Body and Identity, First Clinical Congress of the European Federation for Bioenergetic Analysis-Psychotherapy, p.121-134
Also published by: Societa Italiana di Analisi Bioenergetica (SIAB)
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In (German version): Forum der Bioenergetischen Analyse, Nummber 1 1995, S: 39-52 ISSN 0946-8846
This is my first effort to describe the concept of Bioenergetic Analysis with ideas and concepts of modern physics, biology and physiology. This seems being necessary for Bioenergetic Analysis uses terms of these sciences to describe bodily processes and shows how to modify them. But how they are used is not corresponding to their scientific definition. It is not described what is really going on in the body itself. I focused on the term of 'energy'. I try to show how this point of view is able to develop further the bioenergetic concept. With some ideas of energy from subatomatic level perhaps you can explain with physical and bodily categories the meaing of 'relationship', 'intuition', 'nonverbal communication'. Processes of transference and countertransference will get a 'physical' body. The unity of body, soul and mind will find a new base by the term of 'energy'. The energetic processes on the subatomatic level shows structures similar to those of the mental and psychic ones.
Original title: Migräne und Boenergetische Analyse
Author: Rainer Mahr
In: Der Körper in der Psychotherapie, Dagmar Hoffmann- Axthelm(Hrsg), Transform, 1991,S.1790185 ISBN 3-926692-21-9
Abstract: This is a study of the bioenergetic work with a patient with migraine.
Original title: Das Konzept der Orgonenergie von Wilhelm Reich
Author: Rainer Mahr
In: Forum der Bioenergetischen Analyse, Number 12, p.65-68, ISSN 0946-8846
I show the very serious researches of Reich in biological and physical issues to find out structure and shape of the energy which controls biological and psychic processes of life and human beings. You can read about the history of how Reich discovered 'orgon energy'. Do these concepts have any importance in our discussions of today?
Original title: Körperpsychotherapie zwischen Psychoanalyse und Physik
Author: Rainer Mahr
In: Energie und Charakter, Nummer 14, 1996
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Body psychotherapy shows that psychotherapy altogether is involved with the human organism and its processes. We only know about psychic phenomenas by its expression of the human body either by talking or by the body itself. Even comunication with the soul is only possible by processing of the body.
Psychotherapeutic processes are always energetic processes for moder physics says that there is nothing in our universe but energy. Besides you can show that the human processes of life are energetic processes of regulation. So, mental and psychic phenomenas would be energetic processes too.
Author: Alice Kahn Ladas, Ed.D., CBT + Harold S. Ladas, Ph.D.
In: The Connecticut Society of Bioenergetic Analysis.
68% of the female therapists, members of the Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis in 1977, answered a mail questionnaire concerning the effects of Bioenergetic therapy on themselves and their clients. Although 87% disagreed with one or more of the theories of Bioenergetic Analysis (and were therefore not "true believers"), between 70-89% reported increased capacity for self assertion, greater energy, improved breathing, increased capacity to experience pleasure, improved physical health and self esteem, improvement in sexual functioning and capacity to love and unification of sexual and tender feelings in relationships, diminished chronic muscle tension and greater ability to cope with depression.
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Original title: in German ... - ? -
Author: Dr. Ulrich Gudat
In: Psychotherapie Forum (1997),5: p.28-37
Bioenergetic Analysis as developed by Alexander Lowen can be briefly characterized as a psychotherapeutical method comprising psychoanalytic, body-related energetical, and social systemic aspects. A post treatment study involving 309 finished outpatient therapies shows that bioenergetic analytical therapy may be applied to a wide range of mental and psychosomatic disorders. In respect of the effects of the treatment clients gave high change ratings in a standardized change questionnaire (compared with other therapy studies using the same questionnaire.) The therapists evaluate the results as most positive for some neurotic and for psychosomatic disorders; but also in the case of other mental disorders remarkable improvements are found. Bioenergetic analysis is however not a short-term therapy.
Original title: Zur Wirksamkeit bioenergetischer Psychotherapien und Stabilität des Therapieresultats: Eine retrospektive Untersuchung.
Authors: Christa D.Ventling and Urs Gerhard
In: Psychotherapeut 45: p.230-236 (2000)
This report is a retrospective investigation of the efficacy of bioenergetic therapies given to adults in a private practice setting and also a study of the stability of the therapeutic result achieved. In the spring of 1997 a total of 16 bioenergetic therapists (6 of them medical doctors and 10 psychologists), all CBTs of the Swiss Society of Bioenergetic Therapists (SGBAT), provided upon request a number of data on 319 patients who had terminated their therapies after a minimum of 20 sessions 6 months to 6 years earlier. The data included among others age, sex, hours of therapy, main character structure according to Lowen and ICD-10 diagnosis. A self-evaluating questionnaire was then constructed, to be answered anonymously, and sent to these 319 patients in late summer 1997; 290 of them could be reached and 149 (49%) answered and returned the questionnaire. It contained questions related to the psychic and physical condition, to interpersonal and psychosomatic problems, and to the effect of body work on physical consciousness, cognitive insights and changes of the quality of life.