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Author Wampold, Bruce E., 1948- author

Title The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work / Bruce E. Wampold and Zac E. Imel
Edition Second edition
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 History of Medicine, Methods, and Psychotherapy: Progress and Omissions; 2 The Contextual Model: Psychotherapy as a Socially Situated Healing Practice; 3 Contextual Model Versus Medical Model: Choosing a Progressive Research Programme; 4 Absolute Efficacy: The Benefits of Psychotherapy Established by Meta-Analysis; 5 Relative Efficacy: The Dodo Bird Still Gets It; 6 Therapist Effects: An Ignored but Critical Factor; 7 General Effects: Surviving Challenges and Anticipating Additional Evidence; 8 Specific Effects: Where Are They?
9 Beyond the Debate: Implications of the Research Synthesis for Theory, Policy, and PracticeReferences; Index
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, an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychotherapy -- Evaluation.
Psychotherapy -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Imel, Zac E., author
ISBN 0203582012
1136672605 (electronic bk)
9781136672606 (electronic bk)