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June 1972

Psychodynamic Behavior TherapyI. Theory and Rationale

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC
From the Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Dr. Feather is currently at Butler Hospital, Providence, RI.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1972;26(6):496-502. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1972.01750240008002

An unfortunate polarization exists between behavior therapy and other psychotherapies, at both theoretical and applied levels. Examination of similarities and differences between learning theory and psychoanalytic theory shows some areas of convergence which provide the rationale for an innovative form of behavior therapy.

All science is a search for hidden likenesses.

-Bronowski (1956)