The Great Psychotherapy Debate: Models, Methods, and Findings

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Routledge, Aug 21, 2013 - Medical - 280 pages
This volume disproves the belief that certain psychotherapies are more effective in treating certain psychological problems than other therapies.
 

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Contents

The Medical Model Versus the Contextual Model
1
2 Differential Hypotheses and Evidentiary Rules
31
The Benefits of Psychotherapy Established by MetaAnalysis
58
The Dodo Bird Was Smarter Than We Have Been Led to Believe
72
Weak Empirical Evidence That Benefits of Psychotherapy are Derived From Specific Ingredients
119
The Alliance as a Case in Point
149
Further Evidence for the Contextual Model
159
An Ignored but Critical Factor
184
9 Implications of Rejecting the Medical Model
203
References
233
Author Index
247
Subject Index
255
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Dr. Bruce E. Wampold (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara) joined the University of Wisconsin, Madison faculty in 1991. He has been a faculty member and Director of Training in the counseling programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Utah, and the University of Oregon. Dr. Wampold's primary interest centers on understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives. He has published methodological and substantive articles on how the research on counseling and psychotherapy converges on a contextual model of psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

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