by Carlos Gris, M.A.
In order to offer a model for regression research, the Journal is printing in full a proposal by Carlos Gris for exploring the potential of regression work with the homeless. His proposal has a theoretical grounding in the most innovative thinking of our time, out of which grow his hypotheses. A discussion of methods, measurement techniques, and population follows. The homeless are a difficult and sometimes almost intangible group, and many modifications may have to be made in the design, but it is a start. The findings may be negative—that is, psychodynamic techniques may work as well as regression therapy, or even better, but that, too, is a finding. Let us accompany Carlos sympathetically on his journey of exploration. It is certain that we will know more about regression research and also about the homeless when the investigation is complete.
This research is focused on outcome, as is the research study by Clara Riley which follows. An important and difficult consideration is how outcome is to be measured, and in an upcoming issue we expect to have an article discussing this and exploring possibilities. Meanwhile, Carlos and others are taking advantage of Nanette de Fuentes’ offer of free consultation, which is open to all members of APRT.