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Doing research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy and psychotherapy training: a person-centered/experiential perspective

Elliott, Robert and Zucconi, Alberto (2006) Doing research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy and psychotherapy training: a person-centered/experiential perspective. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 5 (2). pp. 82-100. ISSN 1477-9757

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Abstract

In this article, we present a framework for selecting instruments for evaluating psychotherapy and psychotherapy training from a person-centered and experiential psychotherapy (PCEP) perspective. The protocol is divided into eight therapy measurement domains, consisting of four research themes (therapy outcome, therapy process, client predictors, training outcome) and two levels (general/pan-theoretical concepts vs. treatment specific/PCEP-oriented concepts). This research protocol provides recommendations about what to measure, encouraging collaboration across different training sites, while still allowing flexibility for individual centers. Minimum and systematic case study data collection designs are described: Minimum designs are appropriate for use in private practice settings with one's own clients; systematic case-study designs can be used for student case-presentation requirements or for publication. The framework and research protocols described are part of an emerging international research project involving private and public training centers in several countries.