Clinician interventions and participant characteristics that foster adaptive patient expectations for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic change.

@article{Constantino2012ClinicianIA,
  title={Clinician interventions and participant characteristics that foster adaptive patient expectations for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic change.},
  author={Michael J Constantino and Rebecca M. Ametrano and Roger P. Greenberg},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={557-69}
}
Patients' expectations about the efficacy and nature of psychotherapy have long been considered important common treatment factors, and the empirical literature has largely supported this perspective. In this practice-oriented review, we examine the research on the association between patients' psychotherapy expectations and both adaptive treatment processes and outcomes. We also examine the research on specific psychotherapist interventions and patient and psychotherapist characteristics that… CONTINUE READING

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