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Harry Stack Sullivan: Energy and Interpersonal Relationships

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Sullivan never systematized his concepts into anything approaching a formal unity

His interpersonal theory is low in its ability to generate research

Requires insight and adequate cognitive abilities

Sullivan’s theory lacks indicator to measure effectiveness of intervention

Dependent on clinician’s experience and expertise for effectiveness



*Jay R. Greenberg and Stephen A. Mitchell (1983) Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England.

Kaplan, H. I., & Sadock, B. J.(1991). Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences clinical Psychiatry (6th Ed.). Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Williams & Wilkins.

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