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(p. 432) Integrating Research and Practice 

(p. 432) Integrating Research and Practice
(p. 432) Integrating Research and Practice

Louis G. Castonguay

, Michael J. Constantino

, and Henry Xiao

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date: 29 October 2020

This chapter reviews efforts to integrate psychotherapy research and practice through collaboration and information-sharing within naturalistic clinical settings. Specifically, the chapter focuses on three types of practice-oriented research that capitalize on the bidirectional partnership between researchers and practitioners: (1) patient-focused, (2) practice-based, and (3) practice-research networks. The authors provide examples of each type of integration, highlighting the ways in which the research is different, yet complementary to more traditional studies conducted in controlled settings. They submit that the researcher–practitioner partnership in an ecologically valid treatment context represents an optimal means to reduce the pervasive research–practice chasm and to promote genuine integration for enhancing the effectiveness and personalization of psychotherapy. The chapter also discusses future directions in this vein.

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