Mediators and mechanisms of change in psychotherapy research.

  title={Mediators and mechanisms of change in psychotherapy research.},
  author={Alan E. Kazdin},
  journal={Annual review of clinical psychology},
  • A. Kazdin
  • Published 23 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Annual review of clinical psychology
There has been enormous progress in psychotherapy research. This has culminated in recognition of several treatments that have strong evidence in their behalf. Even so, after decades of psychotherapy research, we cannot provide an evidence-based explanation for how or why even our most well studied interventions produce change, that is, the mechanism(s) through which treatments operate. This chapter presents central requirements for demonstrating mediators and mechanisms of change and reviews… 

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