In Support of Technical Eclecticism

@article{Lazarus1967InSO,
  title={In Support of Technical Eclecticism},
  author={Arnold A. Lazarus},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={1967},
  volume={21},
  pages={415 - 416}
}
  • A. Lazarus
  • Published 1 October 1967
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
It is argued that psychotherapists who function as eclectic theorists must inevitably embrace divergent and contradictory notions. To remain theoretically consistent does not require the rejection of promising techniques culled from other theoretical orientations. Technical eclecticism can enrich the practitioner's range of therapeutic effectiveness without violating his allegiance to a theoretical system which best satisfies his own subjective needs. The view upheld is that therapeutic… 

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