Bridging the Gap between Explicative and Treatment Research: A Model and Practical Implications

  title={Bridging the Gap between Explicative and Treatment Research: A Model and Practical Implications},
  author={Ronald L. Blount and Victoria L. Bunke and Jonathan F. Zaff},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
The recent move toward the recognition of empirically supported treatments (ESTs) within numerous facets of the field of clinical psychology has been met with general enthusiasm. The EST movement would not have been possible without the efforts of earlier treatment researchers. Paradoxically, this is also a time when some of the leaders in clinical psychology are recognizing that there is a paucity of experimental treatment research being conducted today relative to the high volume of… CONTINUE READING

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