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By George W. Rosenfeld

Past Evidence-Based Psychotherapy teaches scholars via a typical components point-of-view, combining examine, case experiences, a number of remedy orientations, and a point of view that describes the private development of a clinician’s occupation. It differs from earlier texts in that it offers the new learn on psychotherapy in a structure that's comprehensible, memorable, and proper to pupil matters, while integrating examine and scientific adventure to pragmatically consultant scientific decisions.  This booklet presents scholars of kid and adolescent psychotherapy which are pursuing levels in psychiatry, scientific psychology, social paintings, and marriage and family members counseling with an perception into the perform of a kid psychologist with 40,000 hours of expertise operating with millions of consumers and households. within the first a part of the ebook, Rosenfeld provides eight universal elements of swap in operating with kids and teens. the second one half brings the reader via a "day within the existence" of the writer as he visits with a sequence of consumers in a number of phases of remedy, bringing the cloth mentioned partially one to existence.

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Their findings are characteristic of the present outcome literature. Almost all the research on treating childhood depression was on cognitive-behavioral or behavioral approaches. These interventions were more effective than no treatment or waiting-list controls, which are minimal criteria for effectiveness. ” They found similar results in their review of 21 studies of anxiety disorder treatments that met their criteria for adequacy of design. In these studies, (a) almost all interventions were cognitive-behavioral or behavioral, (b) educational supportive therapy and “placebo attention controls” also caused comparable improvement, and (c) treatment effectiveness was enhanced when family involvement was added to the treatment.

CHAPTER 2 The Eight Sources of Change in Psychotherapy Therapists need to be critical consumers of the treatment research. When we carefully review the research on evidence-based treatments, we find that methodological problems, biases, and political and economic forces have distorted the findings. This examination leads to questioning the field’s present reliance on the medical model in which evidence-based techniques are applied to particular diagnoses. The problem with relying on evidence-based interventions is not with the concept of evidence-based treatment.

As others have observed, to foster significant results the first law of research may be “Don’t use real patients” (Goldfried & Wolf, 1996). indd 19 7/21/08 3:05:02 PM 20 • Beyond Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Evidence-based techniques cannot automatically be adapted to clients who have the diagnosis that the techniques are supposed to treat, because clients with the same diagnosis are a very heterogeneous group. To be acceptable to clients, techniques need to be compatible with the client’s theory of change, so they make sense to him or her.

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