Predicting therapist effectiveness from their own practice-based evidence.

  title={Predicting therapist effectiveness from their own practice-based evidence.},
  author={David R. Kraus and Jordan H Bentley and Pamela C. Alexander and James F Boswell and Michael J Constantino and Elizabeth E Baxter and Louis Georges Castonguay},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={84 6},
OBJECTIVE Differences between therapists (therapist effect) are often larger than differences between treatments (treatment effect) in explaining client outcomes, and thus should be considered relevant to providing optimal treatment to clients. However, research on therapist effectiveness has focused largely on global measures of distress as opposed to a multidimensional assessment, and has failed to risk-adjust for client characteristics. The purpose of this study was to examine the stability… CONTINUE READING