Transtheoretical Ingredients in Therapeutic Change

  • Marvin R. Goldfried
Part of the The Springer Series in Social / Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


As part of my interest in understanding more about how people change and the specific psychotherapeutic processes involved in such change, I have become increasingly involved in building bridges. Not, obviously, architecturally, but more in an ecumenical sense. The assumption that I have operated under in trying to find common themes associated with therapeutic change across the different orientations is as follows: To the extent that there exist commonalities across different approaches to therapy, then what we are likely to find in such commonalities are probably robust phenomena, in that they have managed to emerge despite the theoretical biases inherent in each specific orientation (Goldfried, 1980).


Change Process Therapeutic Alliance Therapeutic Change Corrective Experience Theoretical Bias 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin R. Goldfried
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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