founded by American psychologist Lester Luborsky, a type of study, case building, and psychodynamic therapy which stresses core relationship trends in patients' tellings and recountings. Three part are examined: the intentions, needs, and desires of the patient with respect to the other individual- the other individual's anticipated or real response to these and the patient's feelings, actions, or indicators as they associate themselves with the other individual's responses.

CORE CONFLICTUAL RELATIONSHIP THEME: "There are three primary elements that make up the core conflictual relationship theme."
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