Prescriptive Psychotherapy

  • Larry E. Beutler
  • Amy B. Hodgson


Since Luborsky, Singer, and Luborsky (1975) tagged comparisons among psychotherapies with Lewis Carroll’s verdict, “all have won and all must have prizes,” there has been a decided reluctance among psychotherapy researchers to contradict this conclusion. Luborsky et al. based their verdict upon the relatively small group of “horserace” comparisons of global outcome main effects that were available at that time. They neither inspected nor drew conclusions regarding the more interesting and clinically appealing possibility that therapy types interacted with client characteristics to effect certain gains.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry E. Beutler
    • 1
  • Amy B. Hodgson
    • 2
  1. 1.Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology Program, Department of EducationUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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