Klaus Grawe, a controversial psychotherapy researcher, has, with his work ‘Psychological Psychotherapy’, introduced a most inspiring and well-grounded approach which leaves the orientation of therapy approaches behind him. It was important to him to try to present a mental framework in which the findings and the multi-directional approaches can be integrated. Our approach also feels absolutely indebted to this concern. Although we do not agree with his concept in some decisive places, for example, in the meta-physical construction of the psyche, the richness of his psychological references and studies is a great source for further considerations and research. In particular, we find much agreement about the considerations regarding needs and their central role in psychodynamics.
What a shame that he died early, right at the height of his creative power.