A Critical Review of Psychotherapy Research

  • Alan Eppel
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Abstract

Key conceptual and methodological issues in psychotherapy research are reviewed. The difficulties in carrying out empirical research in psychotherapy are examined. Principles of evidence-based medicine, randomized controlled trials and meta-analysis are described. Several important studies are summarized as well as general critiques of the current state of research. Recommendations are made for the optimal requirements for future research.

Keywords

Meta-analyses Randomized controlled trials Research methodology Evidence-based medicine Empirically -supported psychotherapy Effect size 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Eppel
    • 1
  1. 1.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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