The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work

2nd Edition

Bruce E. Wampold, Zac E. Imel

Routledge
Published February 24, 2015
Reference - 324 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780805857092 - CAT# RT21665

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Summary

The second edition of The Great Psychotherapy Debate has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies. This model provides a compelling alternative to traditional research on psychotherapy, which tends to focus on identifying the most effective treatment for particular disorders through emphasizing the specific ingredients of treatment. The new edition also includes a history of healing practices, medicine, and psychotherapy, an examination of therapist effects, and a thorough review of the research on common factors such as the alliance, expectations, and empathy.

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