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(p. 108) Characteristics and Limitations of Therapy Research 

(p. 108) Characteristics and Limitations of Therapy Research
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(p. 108) Characteristics and Limitations of Therapy Research
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Alan E. Kazdin

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195126181.003.0007
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date: 25 January 2021

Chapter 7, characteristics and limitations of therapy research, considers the evidence reviewed in the previous three chapters and identifies several limitations related to who is studied in treatment, how therapy is evaluated, and the types of questions that dominate research. The key characteristics of psychotherapy research demonstrate why the conclusions about the effects of treatment are quite limited and why progress is likely to be very stilted if research continues its current trajectory and focus.

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