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K. Özkul, E. Özcan, D. Can, S. Uçar, and T. Gençöz, “The Effectiveness of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Scale: A Psychometric Study,” Ayna Klinik Psikoloji Dergisi, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 351–378, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: