Toward a more clinically valid approach to therapy research.

@article{Goldfried1998TowardAM,
  title={Toward a more clinically valid approach to therapy research.},
  author={M. Goldfried and B. Wolfe},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={
          143-50
        }
}
  • M. Goldfried, B. Wolfe
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
Despite the advances in psychotherapy outcome research, findings are limited because they do not fully generalize to the way therapy is conducted in the real world. Research's clinical validity has been compromised by the medicalization of outcome research, use of random assignment of clients without regard to appropriateness of treatment, fixed number of therapy sessions, nature of the therapy manuals, and use of theoretically pure therapies. The field needs to foster a more productive… Expand
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