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Survivor guilt: Theoretical, empirical, and clinical features
Ramona Fimiani, Francesco Gazzillo, Nino Dazzi & Marshall Bush
September 2021

The Plan Formulation Method for Adolescents (PFM A): Personalizing Psychotherapy for Adolescents
Emma De Luca, Giorgia Abate, Francesco Gazzillo, John Curtis
June 2021

Interpersonal guilt, impostor phenomenon, depression, and anxiety
Ramona Fimiani, Jessica Leonardi, Bernard Gorman, Francesco Gazzillo
May 2021

The Adaptive Unconscious in Psychoanalysis
Jessica Leonardi, Francesco Gazzillo & Nino Dazzi
May 2021
Progress in Psychotherapy: The Perspective of Control-Mastery Theory
Martina Rodomonti, Eleonora Fiorenza, Francesco Gazzillo, and Nino Dazzi
March 2021

An Empirical Investigation into Pathological Worry and Rumination: Guilt, Shame, Depression, and Anxiety
Jessica Leonardi, Ramona Fimiani, Filippo Faccini, Bernard S. Gorman, Marshall
Bush, Francesco Gazzillo
November 2020

Pathogenic beliefs among patients with schizotypal personality disorder
Nantida Pattamanusorn, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Kulvadee Thongpibul, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Pimolpun Kuntawong
April 2020

Traumas and Their Consequences According to Control-Mastery Theory 
Ramona Fimiani, Francesco Gazzillo, Eleonora Fiorenza, Martina Rodomonti and George Silberschatz

Plan-Compatible Termination in Psychotherapy: Perspectives From Control-Mastery Theory
David Kealy, Francesco Gazzillo, George Silberschatz, and John T. Curtis
June 2020

Worry and Rumination According to Control-Mastery Theory Francesco Gazzillo, Jessica Leonardi, and Marshall Bush 
June 2020

Personalizing Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders: Perspectives From Control-Mastery Theory Francesco Gazzillo, Nino Dazzi, David Kealy, and Romana Cuomo
March 2020

Assessing internalized beliefs: Development of the Pathogenic Belief Scale
Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, James McCollum, George Silberschatz and John Snyder 2020

Guilt, Shame, Empathy, Self-Esteem, and Traumas: New Data for the Validation of the Interpersonal Guilt Rating Scale–15 Self-Report (IGRS-15s). Filippo Faccini, Francesco Gazzillo, Bernard S. Gorman,
Emma De Luca, and Nino Dazzi

Through Flow and Swirls: Modifying Implicit Relational Knowledge and Disconfirming Pathogenic Beliefs Within the Therapeutic Process. Francesco Gazzillo, Emma De Luca, Martina Rodomonti, and Ramona Fimiani 2019

The Adaptive Function of Fantasy: A Proposal From the Perspective of Control-Mastery Theory. Martina Rodomonti, Francesco Fedeli, Emma De Luca, Francesco Gazzillo, and Marshall Bush 2019

Cognitive mediators of the relationship between adverse childhood experiences &adult psychopathology
Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, Celine Kamsteeg and George Silberschatz July 2019

Case Formulation and Treatment Planning: How to Take Care of Relationship and Symptoms Together. Francesco Gazzillo, Giancarlo Dimaggio,  John T. Curtis 2019

Attachment Disorganization and Severe Psychopathology: A Possible Dialogue Between Attachment Theory and Control-Mastery Theory. Francesco Gazzillo, Nino Dazzi,  Emma De Luca, Martina Rodomonti, George Silberschatz 2019

Dreaming and Adaptation: The Perspective of Control Mastery Theory. Francesco Gazzillo, George Silberschatz, Ramona Fimiani, Emma De Luca, and Marshall Bush 2019

The Plan Formulation Method for Couples. Martina Rodomonti, Valeria Crisafulli, Silvia Mazzoni, John T. Curtis, and Francesco Gazzillo 2019

New Developments in Understanding Morality: Between Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Control-Mastery Theory. Francesco Gazzillo, Ramona Fimiani, Emma De Luca, Nino Dazzi, John T. Curtis, and Marshall Bush 2019

Patients’ Unconscious Testing Activity in Psychotherapy: A theoretical and Empirical Overview. Francesco Gazzillo, Federica Genova, Francesco Fedeli, John T. Curtis, George Silberschatz, Marshall Bush, and Nino Dazzi 2019

Pathological Identification, S. Foreman 2018

Preliminary Data about the Validation of a Self-Report for the Assessment of Interpersonal Guilt: The Interpersonal Guilt Rating Scales–15s
(IGRS-15s).  F. Gazzillo, B. Gorman, E. De Luca,
F. Faccini, M. Bush, G. Silberschatz,
and N. Dazzi 2018

Control-Mastery Theory G. Silberschatz 2017

Improving the Yield of Psychotherapy Research. G. Silberschatz 2017

Pathogenic Beliefs Mediate the Relationship Between Perceived Negative Parenting and Psychopathology Symptoms. G. Silberschatz, K. Aafjes-van Doorn 2017

The effect of congruence in patient and therapist alliance on patient's symptomatic levels.
S. Zilcha-Mano, J. Snyder, G. Silberschatz 2017

Reliability and Validity of the Interpersonal Guilt Rating Scale-15: A New Clinician-Reporting Tool for Assessing Interpersonal Guilt According to Control-Mastery Theory.
F. Gazzillo, B. Gorman, M. Bush et al 2017

Psychopathology and adaptation to environment: Fonagy model compared to Weiss model. E. DeLuca, M. Rodomonti, F. Gazzillo 2017

The centrality of adaptation: primary emotions, motivational functioning and morality between neurosciences, evolutionary psychology and Control Mastery Theory. E. DeLuca, C. Mazza, F. Gazzillo 2017

The Patient's Experience of Attunement and Responsiveness Scale. J. Snyder,                  G. Silberschatz 2017

From Unfinished Adolescent to Young Adult: A Constructivist Control Mastery Theory Approach to the Treatment of the Emerging Adult Still Living at Home. Robert J. Lieb and W. David Auld 2015

Using Control-Mastery and Jungian Theories to Treat Nightmare Disorder: A Case from Thailand. T. Wongpakaran, K. Elsegood, N. Wongpakaran et al 2014

A Control-Mastery View of Case Consultation.  C. Shilkret 2012

Should supportive measures and relational variables be considered a part of psychoanalytic technique? Some empirical considerations. M. Bush, W. Meehan 2011

Similarities and Differences in Four Views of David. F. Caspar, G. Silberschatz,
M. Goldfried et al 2010

The Control-Mastery Perspective: A Clinical Formulation of David's Plan.
G. Silberschatz 2010

The Adjective Check List as an Outcome Measure: Assessment of Personality Change in Psychotherapy. Z. Nabarro, G. Silberschatz, J. Curtis 2009

How Patients Work On Their Plans and Test Their Therapists in Psychotherapy.
G. Silberschatz 2008

Control-Mastery Theory and Contemporary Social Work Practice.
J. Nol, C. Shilkret, R. Shilkret 2008

Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Control Mastery Prototypes to Predict Change: A New Look at an Old Paradigm for Long-Term Single-Case Research. N. Pole, J. Ablon, L. O'Connor 2008

Long-Term Therapy in the Age of Managed Care: the Case of Don. C. Shilkret 2008

Comments on "The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Therapeutic Personality Change". G. Silberschatz 2007

Review of Transformative Relationships. M. Pharis 2007

Self-ratings of pathogenic beliefs: A study based on the psychodynamic control-mastery theory. I. Sammet, F. Leichsenring, H. Schauenburg et al 2007

Control Mastery Theory and Family Therapy. S. Kanofsky, R. Lieb 2007

Alone Together: The Case of Judy and Ann. J. Pickles 2007

How the Therapy Worked: The Case of Dr. Pickles and Ann. H. Sampson 2007

Endangered by Interpretations: Treatment by Attitude of the Narcissistically Vulnerable Patient. C. Shilkret 2006

Using Control Mastery Therapy to Treat Major Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. N. Pole, P. Fretter 2006

Compassion and forgiveness: Implications for psychotherapy. E. Worthington,
L. O'Connor, J. Berry et al 2005

Patients' coaching behaviours, transference testing and the corrective emotional experience: Transcending the self in psychotherapy. Z. Knight 2004

The Role of Traumatic Experience in Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. S. Gassner 2004

Toward a Constructivist Control Mastery Theory: An Integration with Narrative Therapy. R. Lieb, S. Kanofsky 2003

Psychodynamic Studies of College Adjustment. R. Shilkret 2003

The Role of Unconscious Pathogenic Beliefs in Agorophobia. C. Shilkret 2002

Guilt, fear, submission, and empathy in depression. L. O'Connor, J. Berry, J. Weiss et al 2002

Drug- and Alcohol-Abusing Women. L. O'Connor, M Esherick, C. Vieten 2002

Pathogenic Beliefs and Guilt in Human Evolution. L. O'Connor 2002

Ideal Control Mastery Technique Correlates with Change in a Single Case. N. Pole,         J. Ablon, L. O'Connor 2002

How Psychotherapy Works: The Concepts of Control-Mastery Theory. A. Rappoport 2002

The Central Role of Pathogenic Expectations and Beliefs in a Case of Intense Genital Damage Anxiety. S. Gassner 2001

How Patients Coach Their Therapists in Psychotherapy. J. Bugas, G. Silberschatz 2000

Developing Methods to Study Child Psychotherapy Using New Scales of Therapeutic Alliance and Progressiveness. S. Foreman, J. Gibbins, J. Grienenberger et al 2000

Suvivor guilt, submissive behaviour and evolutionary theory: The down-side of winning in social comparison. L. O'Connor, J. Berry, J. Weiss et al 2000

Let the people have (empirically valid) therapy. L. O'Connor, J. Weiss, H. Sampson 2000

Interpersonal Guilt, Shame and Psychological Problems. L. O'Connor, J. Berry, J. Weiss 1999

Research on Unconscious Mental Functioning in Relationship to the Therapeutic Process.
S. Gassner, M. Bush 1998

Psychoanalysis and Cognitive-Evolutionary Psychology: An Attempt at Integration.
P. Migone, G. Liotti 1998

Are Results of Randomized Controlled Trials Useful to Psychotherapists? J. Persons, G. Silberschatz 1998

The Talking Cure Revisited: Content Analyses of a TwoYear Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. N. Pole, E. Jones 1998

The Negative Impact of Survivor Guilt on Marriage. R. Vogel 1998

Patients' Unconscious Plans for Solving Their Problems AND Unconscious Plans or Unconscious Conflict? AND Unconscious Plans and Unconscious Conflict. J. Weiss,       P. Wachtel, A. DeMichele 1998

Bondage Fantasies and Beating Fantasies. J. Weiss 1998

Post Modern Epistemology: The Problem of Validation and the Retreat from Therapeutics in Psychoanalysis. M. Bader 1998

Interpersonal Guilt: The Development of a New Measure. L. O'Connor, J. Berry, J. Weiss et al 1997

The Patient's Search for Safety: The Organizing Principle in Psychotherapy. A. Rappoport 1997

The Role of Pathogenic Beliefs in Psychic Reality.  J. Weiss 1997

Assessing Students' Plans for College. R. Shilkret, E. Nigrosh 1997

The Second Century of Psychoanalysis.  J. Weiss 1996

Altruistic Love in Psychoanalysis: Opportunities and Resistance. M. Bader 1996

The Significance of Turning Passive into Active in Control Mastery Theory. S. Foreman 1996

The Difficult Couple. S. Foreman 1996

Guilt, Shame, and Depression in Clients in Recovery from Addiction. W. Meehan, L. O'Connor, J. Berry et al 1996

Altruism as a Fundamental Unconscious Motivation. L. O'Connor 1996The Structure of Psychotherapy: Control-Mastery Theory's Diagnostic Plan Formulation.
A. Rappoport 1996

Freeing Oneself From Pathogenic Adaptations: A Contribution to Control-Mastery  Theory. A. Rappoport 1996

A Control-Mastery Case Formulation of a Successful Treatment for Major Depression.
P. Fretter 1995

The Drug-of-Choice Phenomenon: Psychological Differences Among Drug Users Who Preferred Different Drugs. L. O'Connor, J. Berry, A. Morrison et al 1995

The Changing Relationship Between Therapeutic Communities and 12-Step Programs: A Survey. T. Troyer, A. Acampora, L. O'Connor et al 1995

Clinical Applications of Control-Mastery Theory.  J. Weiss 1995

Lichtenberg's Theory of Therapy.  J. Weiss 1995

Bernfeld's "The Facts of Observation in Psychoanalysis": A Response From Psychoanalytic Research.  J. Weiss 1995

The Plan Formulation Method. J. Curtis, G. Silberschatz, H. Sampson et al 1994

How the Patient's Plan Relates to the Concept of Transference. P. Fretter, W. Bucci, J. Broitman et al 1994

The Tendency to Neglect Therapeutic Aims in Psychoanalysis. M. Bader 1994

Changes in the Patient's Level of Insight in Brief Psychotherapy: Two Pilot Studies.
L. O'Connor, S. Edelstein, J. Berry et al 1994

Shame, Guilt, and Depression in Men and Women in Recovery From Addiction.
L. O'Connor, J. Berry, D. Inaba et al 1994

Treatment by Attitudes. H. Sampson 1994

The Analyst's Task: To Help the Patient Carry Out His Plan. J. Weiss 1994

Abuse and Disabuse of the Drug Metaphor in Psychotherapy Research: Hold on to the Baby as You Throw out the Bath. G. Silberschatz 1994

Developing Culturally Sensitive Psychodynamic Case Formulations: The Effects of Asian Cultural Elements on Psychoanalytic Control-Mastery Theory. W. Bracero 1994

Individual Psychotherapy for Addicted Clients: An Application of Control Mastery Theory. L. O'Connor, J. Weiss 1993

How Does Psychotherapy Work? Findings of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. R. Shilkret, C. Shilkret 1993

Measuring the Therapist's Impact on the Patient's Therapeutic Progress. G. Silberschatz,  J. Curtis 1993

Empirical Studies of the Psychoanalytic Process. J.Weiss 1993

The Analyst's Use of Humor. M. Bader 1993

Retrospective Reports of Psychiatric Symptoms Before, During, and After Drug Use in a Recovering Population. L. O'Connor, J. Berry, A. Morrison et al 1992

The Role of "Real" Experience in Psychopathology and Treatment. H. Sampson 1992

A New Psychoanalytic Theory and Its Testing in Research. H. Sampson 1992

Reply to Greenberg. H. Sampson 1992

The Role of Interpretation. J. Weiss 1992

Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral Formulations of a Single Case. J. Persons,         J. Curtis, G. Silberschatz 1991

Experience and Insight in the Resolution of Transferences. H. Sampson 1991

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center: Research on the Process of Change in Psychotherapy. G. Silberschatz, J. Curtis, H. Sampson et al 1991

Affects in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy. G. Silberschatz, H. Sampson 1991

Survivors of Child Maltreatment: Diagnostic Formulation and Therapeutic Process.       D. Suffridge 1991

Control-Mastery Theory in Couples Therapy. D. Zeitlin 1991

The Drug-of-Choice Phenomenon: Why Addicts Start Using Their Preferred Drug.
L. O'Connor, J. Berry 1990

The Problem of Adaptation to Reality in Psychoanalytic Theory. H. Sampson 1990

How the Patient's Sense of Danger and Safety Influence the Analytic Process. H. Sampson 1990

The Centrality of Adaption. J. Weiss 1990

Unconscious Mental Functioning. J. Weiss 1990

The Nature of the Patient's Problems and How in Psychoanalysis the Individual Works to Solve Them. J. Weiss 1990

The Role of Unconscience Guilt in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy. M. Bush 1989

Using the Patient's Plan to Assess Progress in Psychotherapy. G. Silberschatz, J. Curtis, S. Nathans 1989

The Effects of Shame, Guilt, and the Negative Reaction ion Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy.
M. Nergaard, G. Silberschatz 1989

A Description and Clinical Research Application of the Control-Mastery Theory.
M. Bush, S. Gassner 1988

Testing Hypotheses of Psychotherapeutic Change Processes. G. Silberschatz, J. Curtis, P. Fretter et al 1988

Clinical Implications of Research on Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy I. Formulating the Patient's Problems and Goals. J. Curtis, G. Silberschatz 1986

Clinical Implications of Research on Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy II. How the Therapist Helps or Hinders Therapeutic Progress. G. Silberschatz, J. Curtis 1986

A Method for Establishing Reliability of Statements From Psychodynamic Case Formulations. S. Rosenberg, G. Silberschatz, J. Curtis et al 1986

Testing Hypotheses: The Approach of the Mount Zion Psychotherapy Research Group.
H. Sampson, J. Weiss 1986

How Do Interpretations Influence the Process of Psychotherapy? G. Silberschatz, P. Fretter, J. Curtis 1986

Therapist Actions That Address Initially Poor Therapeutic Alliances in Psychotherapy.
S. Foreman, C. Marmar 1985

Toward a Reconceptualization of Guilt. M. Friedman 1985

Survivor Guilt in the Pathogenesis of Anorexia Nervosa. M. Friedman 1985

The Emergence of Warded-Off Contents. S. Gassner, H. Sampson, J. Weiss et al 1982

Cohensive and Dispersal Behaviors: Two Classes of Concomitant Change in Psychotherapy. L. Horowitz, H. Sampson, E. Siegelman et al 1978

Research on the Psychoanalytic Process I: A Comparison of Two Theories About Analytic Neutrality AND Research on the Psychoanalytic Process II: A Comparison of Two Theories of How Previously Warded-Off Contents Emerge in Psychoanalysis. J. Weiss,   H. Sampson et al 1977

A Critique of Certain Traditional Concepts in the Psychoanalytic Theory of Therapy.
H. Sampson 1976

The Theory Which We Are Testing and the Evidence for It. J. Weiss 1976

On the Identification of Warded-Off Mental Contents: An Empirical and Methodological Contribution. L. Horowitz, H. Sampson, E. Siegelman et al 1975

Defense Analysis and the Emergence of Warded-Off Mental Contents. H. Sampson, J. Weiss, L. Miodnosky et al 1972

Issues in Research in the Psychoanalytic Process. R. Wallerstein, H. Sampson 1971

The Emergence of New Themes: A Contribution to the Psychoanalytic Theory of Therapy. J. Weiss 1971

Stripping Away and Integration: Two Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process. J. Weiss 1968

The Integration of Defences. J. Weiss 1967

Psychological Effects of Deprivation of Dreaming Sleep. H. Sampson 1966

Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of "As If" Characters. J. Weiss 1966

Deprivation of Dreaming Sleep by Two Methods. H. Sampson 1965

Intensity as a Character Trait. J. Weiss 1959

A Study of Girl Sex Victims. J. Weiss, E. Rogers, M. Darwin et al 1955

The Art of Edvard Munch and Its Function in His Mental Life. S. Steinberg, J. Weiss 1954

Crying at the Happy Ending. J. Weiss 1952

A Psychological Theory of Formal Beauty. J. Weiss 1947

Certain Facets of the Therapeutic Process. J. Weiss (publication date unknown)

The Patient's Adaptive Uses of the Analyst. J. Weiss (publication date unknown)

Advice to Therapists. J. Weiss (publication date unknown)