Some methodological and statistical issues in the study of change processes in psychotherapy.

@article{Laurenceau2007SomeMA,
  title={Some methodological and statistical issues in the study of change processes in psychotherapy.},
  author={Jean-Philippe Laurenceau and Adele M. Hayes and Greg C. Feldman},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={682-95}
}
As the number of psychotherapies with demonstrated efficacy accumulates, an important task is to identify principles and processes of change. This information can guide treatment refinement, integration, and future development. However, the standard randomized control trial (RCT) design can limit the questions that can be asked and the statistical analyses that can be conducted. We discuss the importance of examining the shape of change, in addition to the importance of identifying mediators… CONTINUE READING

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