Toward a working through of some core conflicts in psychotherapy research.

@article{Barber2009TowardAW,
  title={Toward a working through of some core conflicts in psychotherapy research.},
  author={Jacques P Barber},
  journal={Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
The author discusses the evidence for six basic statements that many, but not all, psychotherapy researchers adhere to: (1) The therapeutic alliance has a causal role in outcome, (2) therapeutic techniques explain patients' outcome, (3) therapists determine outcome, (4) patients determine therapy outcome, (5) randomized controlled trials (RCTs) provide valuable data, (6) data from RCTs are almost worthless. These "truths" combine to form three core conflicts: Is psychotherapy about the alliance… CONTINUE READING
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