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Anderson and Shilkret, 2004: A New Measure and Conception of Resilience for College Students
Bader, 1996: 
Altruistic Love in Psychoanalysis: Opportunities and Resistances
Bader, 1995: 
Authenticity and the Psychology of Choice in the Analyst
Bader, 1994: Helping the Patient Get Better: Psychoanalysis, Optimism, and Social Change
Bader, 1993: The Analyst’s Use of Humor
Bailey and Shilkret, 2000: Effects of Divorce, Custody Arrangements, and Guilt on College Adjustment
Berman, 2001: Psychoanalysis and Life
Berry; Worthington, Jr.; Parrott, III; O’Connor; and Wade, 2001: Dispositional Forgivingness: Development and Construct Validity of the Transgression Narrative Test of Forgivingness (TNTF)
Broitman, Dickman, Ornstein, and Gassner, 1990: A Dialogue between Control-Mastery and Self Psychology
Bugas and Silberschatz, 2000: How Patients Coach Their Therapists in Psychotherapy
Bush, 1989: The Role of Unconscious Guilt in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy 
Bush and Gassner, 1988: 
A Description and Clinical Research Application of the Control-Mastery Theory
Convinzioni Patogene: La Scuola Psicoanalitica di San Francisco Casonato, Marco
Comello, 2007: 
Reconceptualizing the Therapeutic Process
Comello, 2005:
 The Therapist as the Patient’s Attachment Figure and Secure Base
Comello, 2005: The Ongoing Hobson, Solms, Domhoff Debate Points Up the Superficiality of Modern Dream Theories: Introduction
Comello, 2004: 
A New Look at Freud’s Botanical Monograph Dream
Comello, 2004: 
Normal Adult Human Sleep as a Problem-Solving Process
Comello, 2004: 
Normal Adult Human Sleep as a Problem-Solving Process II: Sleep Cycling Data on Naps and Sleep Stage and Sleep Deprivation
Comello, 2004: 
The Role of Sleep in Psychological Development: Introduction
Comello, 2003: Control Mastery Therapy as a Secure Attachment Relationship
Creighton, 1990: Revisiting Shame and Guilt Cultures: A Forty-Year Pilgrimage 
Curtis and Silberschatz, 1986:
 Clinical Implications of Research on Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy I. Formulating the Patient’s Problems and Goals
Silberschatz and Curtis, 1986: Clinical Implications of Research on Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy II. How the Therapist Helps or Hinders Therapeutic Progress
Curtis, Silberschatz, Sampson, and Weiss, 1994: The Plan Formulation Method
Esherick, O’Connor, Berry, and Weiss, 1999: The Role of Guilt in Obsessions and Compulsions
Foreman, 1996: The Significance of Turning Passive into Active in Control Mastery Theory
Fretter, 1995: 
A Control-Mastery Case Formulation of a Successful Treatment for Major Depression
Fretter, Bucci, Broitman, Silberschatz, and Curtis, 1994: How the Patient’s Plan Relates to the Concept of Transference
Friedman,1985: Survivor Guilt in the Pathogenesis of Anorexia Nervosa
Gassner, 2005: Control-Mastery Theory and Cyclical Psychodynamics: Commentary on the Weiss vs. Wachtel and DeMichele Dialogue
Gassner, 2004: The Role of Traumatic Experience in Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
Gassner, 2001: The Central Role of Pathogenic Expectations and Beliefs in a Case of Intense Genital Damage Anxiety
Gassner and Bush, 1998: Research on Unconscious Mental Functioning in Relationship to the Therapeutic Process
Gassner, Sampson, Weiss, and Brumer, 1982: The Emergence of Warded-Off Contents 
Goldberg, 1997: 
Bruno Bettelheim — Blaming the Victim (book reviews)
Goldberg, Undated: 
‘Dr.’ Laura — Is There a Doctor in the House?
Hahn, 2000:
Shame: Countertransference Identifications in Individual Therapy
Haydon and Shilkret, 2001:
 Attachment Style, Emotional Expressiveness, and Guilt among College Women
Jordan, 2001: A Relational-Cultural Model: Healing through Mutual Empathy 
Jorgensen, 2004:
 Active Ingredients in Individual Psychotherapy: Searching for Common Factors
Migone and Liotti, 1998: Psychoanalysis and Cognitive-evolutionary Psychology: An Attempt at Integration
Meehan, O’Connor, Berry, Weiss, Morrison, and Acampora, 1996: Guilt, Shame, and Depression in Clients in Recovery from Addiction
Messer and Holland, 1998: Therapist Interventions and Patient Progress in Brief Psychodynamic Therapy: Single-Case Design
Mills, 2005: Taking Stock of the Developmental Literature on Shame
Modell, Weiss, and Sampson, 1983: Narcissism, Masochism, and the Sense of Guilt in Relation to the Therapeutic Process
Metaphors at work
Morray and Shilkret, 2002:
 ‘Mother, Please! I’d Rather Do It Myself!’ Maternal Intrusiveness, Daughters’ Guilt, and Separation as Related to College Adjustment
O’Connor, 2002: Pathogenic Beliefs and Guilt in Human Evolution: Implications for Psychotherapy
O’Connor, 1996:
 Altruism as a Fundamental Unconscious Motivation
O’Connor and Berry, 1990: 
The Drug-of-Choice Phenomenon: Why Addicts Start Using Their Preferred Drug
O’Connor, Berry, Inaba, Weiss, and Morrison, 1994: Shame, Guilt, and Depression in Men and Women in Recovery from Addiction
O’Connor, Berry, Morrison, and Brown, 1995: 
The Drug-of-Choice Phenomenon: Psychological Differences among Drug Users Who Preferred Different Drugs
O’Connor, Berry, Morrison, and Brown, 1992: Retrospective Reports of Psychiatric Symptoms before, during, and after Drug Use in a Recovering Population
O’Connor, Berry, and Weiss, 1999: Interpersonal Guilt, Shame, and Psychological Problems
O’Connor, Berry, Weiss, Bush, and Sampson,1997: 
Interpersonal Guilt: The Development of a New Measure
O’Connor, Berry, Weiss, and Gilbert, 2002:
 Guilt, Fear, Submission, and Empathy in Depression
O’Connor, Berry, Weiss, Schweitzer and Sevier, 2000: Survival Guilt, Submissive Behaviour, and Evolutionary Theory: The Down-side of Winning in Social Comparison
O’Connor, Edelstein, and Berry, 1994: Changes in the Patient’s Level of Insight in Brief Psychotherapy: Two Pilot Studies
O’Connor, Esherick, and Vieten, 2002: Drug- and Alcohol-Abusing Women 
O’Connor and Weiss, 1993: 
Individual Psychotherapy for Addicted Clients: An Application of Control Mastery Theory
O’Connor, Weiss, and Sampson, 2000: Let the People Have (Empirically Valid) Therapy
Pole and Bloomberg-Fretter, 2006: Using Control Mastery Therapy to Treat Major Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Pole, Ablon, O’Connor, and Weiss, 2002:
 Ideal Control Mastery Technique Correlates with Change in a Single Case
Pole and Jones, 1998: 
The Talking Cure Revisited: Content Analyses of a Two-Year Psychodynamic Therapy
Rappoport, 2005: 
Co-Narcissism: How We Accommodate to Narcissistic Parents
Rappoport, 2002: 
How Psychotherapy Works: The Concepts of Control-Mastery Theory
Rappoport, 1997: 
The Patient’s Search for Safety: The Organizing Principle in Psychotherapy
Rappoport, 1996:
Freeing Oneself from Pathogenic Adaptations: A Contribution to Control-Mastery Theory
Rappoport, 1996: 
The Structure of Psychotherapy: Control-Mastery Theory’s Diagnostic Plan Formulation
Rosbrow, 1998: 
The Importance of Being Open: Treatment of a Case of Shame, Obligation Guilt, and Obsessional Doubt
Rosenberg, Silberschatz, Curtis, Sampson, and Weiss, 1986:
 A Method for Establishing Reliability of Statements from Psychodynamic Case Formulations
Sampson, 1994: Treatment by Attitudes
Sampson, 1992: 
A New Psychoanalytic Theory and Its Testing in Research
Sampson, 1992:
 Reply to Greenberg
Sampson, 1992: 
The Role of ‘Real’ Experience in Psychopathology and Treatment
Sampson, 1991: 
Experience and Insight in the Resolution of Transferences
Sampson, 1990:
 How the Patient’s Sense of Danger and Safety Influence the Analytic Process
Sampson, 1990: 
The Problem of Adaptation to Reality in Psychoanalytic Theory
Sampson, 1976: A Critique of Certain Traditional Concepts in the Psychoanalytic Theory of Therapy
Sampson, 1966
: Psychological Effects of Deprivation of Dreaming Sleep
Sampson, 1965:
 Deprivation of Dreaming Sleep by Two Methods
Sampson and Weiss, 1986: Testing Hypotheses: The Approach of the Mount Zion Psychotherapy Research Group
Sampson, Weiss, and Caston, 1976: Research on the Psychoanalytic Process
Sampson, Weiss, Mlodnosky, and Hause, 1972: Defense Analysis and the Emergence of Warded-Off Mental Contents: An Emperical Study
Shilkret, C., 2002: 
The Role of Unconscious Pathogenic Beliefs: Agoraphobia
Shilkret, 2003: 
Psychodynamic Studies of College Adjustment
Shilkret and Nigrosh, 1997: 
Assessing Students’ Plans for College
Shilkret, R., and C. Shilkret, 1993: 
How Does Psychotherapy Work? Findings of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group
Shilkret and Vecchiotti, 1997:
Parenting Styles, Guilt, and College Adjustment
Siegel, 2001: 
Toward an Interpersonal Neurobiology of the Developing Mind: Attachment Relationships, “Mindsight,” and Neural Integration 
Silberschatz and Curtis, 1993:
 Measuring the Therapist’s Impact on the Patient’s Therapeutic Progress
Silberschatz and Sampson, 1991: Affects in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy
Silberschatz, Fretter, and Curtis, 1986: How Do Interpretations Influence the Process of Psychotherapy?
Simone and Shilkret, 2001: 
Attachment, Guilt, and Symptomatology among Incarcerated Women
Sohn, Jenny, Weiss, O’Connor, Berry, and Meehan, Undated: Changes in the Level of Insight in a Psychoanalysis
Steinberg and Weiss, 1954: The Art of Edvard Munch and Its Function in His Mental Life
Thomas, 2005: Dissociation and Internal Models of Protection: Psychotherapy with Child Abuse Survivors
Troyer, Acampora, O’Connor, and Berry, 1995: The Changing Relationship between Therapeutic Communities and 12-Step Programs: A Survey
Vogel, 1998: The Negative Impact of Survivor Guilt on Marriage
Wallerstein and Sampson, 1971: Issues in Research in the Psychoanalytic Process
Weiss, 2002:
 Control-Mastery Theory
Weiss, 1998: 
Bondage Fantasies and Beating Fantasies
Weiss, 1998: 
Patients’ Unconscious Plans for Solving Their Problems, Plus Commentary and Reply
Weiss, 1995: Bernfeld’s ‘The Facts of Observation in Psychoanalysis’: A Response from Psychoanalytic Research
Weiss, 1995: Clinical Applications of Control-Mastery Theory
Weiss, 1995:
 Lichtenberg’s Theory of Therapy
Weiss, 1994: 
The Analyst’s Task: To Help the Patient Carry Out His Plan
Weiss, 1993: 
Emperical Studies of the Psychoanalytic Process
Weiss, 1992: The Role of Interpretation
Weiss, 1990: 
The Centrality of Adaptation
Weiss, 1990: The Nature of the Patient’s Problems and How in Psychoanalysis the Individual ‘Works to Solve Them
Weiss, 1990: 
Unconscious Mental Functioning
Weiss, 1976: The Theory Which We Are Testing and the Evidence for It
Weiss, 1971: The Emergence of New Themes: A Contribution to the Psychoanalytic Theory of Therapy
Weiss, 1968: Stripping Away and Integration: Two Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process
Weiss, 1967: The Integration of Defences
Weiss, 1966: Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of “As If” Characters
Weiss, 1959: Bowel Obstruction: A Case Presentation
Weiss, 1959: Intensity as a Character Trait
Weiss, 1952: Crying at the Happy Ending
Weiss, 1947: A Psychological Theory of Formal Beauty
Weiss, Undated: 
Certain Facets of the Therapeutic Pocess
Weiss, Undated: 
The Patient’s Adaptive Uses of the Analyst
Weiss (Jules), 1972:
 Continuing Research: The Modification of Defenses in Psychoanalysis
Weiss, Rogers, Darwin, and Dutton, 1955:
 A Study of Girl Sex Victims
Weiss and Sampson, 1982: Psychotherapy Research: Theory and Findings
Weiss, Sampson, and Mt Zion Psychotherapy Research Group, 1986: A Discussion of Joe Weiss’s Theory of the Psychoanalytic Process as Presented in The Psychoanalytic Process: Theory, Clinical Observations, and Empirical Research
Weiss, Sampson, Caston, Silberschatz, and Gassner, 1977:
 Research on the Psychoanalytic Process I and II
Weiss, Sampson, Gassner, and Caston, 1980: Further Research on the Psychoanalytic Process
Worthington, O’Connor, Berry, Sharp, Murray, and Yi, 2005: Compassion and Forgiveness: Implications for Psychotherapy
Zeitlin, 1991: 
Control-Mastery Theory in Couples Therapy