Last year a great article was published in the American Psychologist touting the benefits of psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Proponents of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) have always done an amazing job of demonstrating the positive outcomes associated with CBT, but psychodynamically oriented therapists and researchers have traditionally not done as well at showing how this more traditional mode of therapy benefits patients.  What I really like about this article is that it offers a really nice explanation of how psychodynamic psychotherapy works.