Harry Stack Sullivan: Energy and Interpersonal Relationships
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.