Issues in Psychotherapy Research

  • Michel Hersen
  • Larry Michelson
  • Alan S. Bellack

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michel Hersen, Larry Michelson, Alan S. Bellack
      Pages 3-33
  3. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. W. Robert Nay, Richard E. Nay
      Pages 59-95
    3. J. R. Wittenborn
      Pages 97-131
    4. D. Cartwright, Gideon Weisz
      Pages 133-167
  4. Design Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Thomas R. Kratochwill, F. Charles Mace
      Pages 171-225
    3. Richard G. Heimberg, Robert E. Becker
      Pages 251-283
    4. Anthony J. Conger
      Pages 285-309
  5. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Michael J. Lambert, Ted P. Asay
      Pages 313-359
    3. Curtis L. Barrett, Jesse H. Wright
      Pages 361-391
    4. Geary S. Alford, William G. Johnson
      Pages 393-406
    5. Norman I. Harway
      Pages 407-420
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 421-423

About this book


Psychotherapy research is undoubtedly one of the most puzzling, diverse, com­ plex, controversial, and multidimensional areas tackled by clinical psycholo­ gists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric social workers. The numerous theoretical, methodological, and clinical-research issues dealt with by workers in the field have increased exponentially in the past three decades. To do full justice to the area, monographs in each of the specific subareas would be warranted. In this volume, we, as editors, have endeavored to present the student and interested professional and practitioner with an understanding of the most salient issues and trends confronted by the psychotherapy researcher. In order to accomplish this task, we asked our colleagues, who are experts in their respective areas, to share their current thinking with us and with you, the read­ ers. Thus, many theoretical viewpoints are represented, with none having a monopoly over the others. This is as it should be, given the data collected by clinical researchers at this time. We have also attempted to capture the excite­ ment that has permeated the field in the past 30 years or so.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Hersen
    • 1
  • Larry Michelson
    • 1
  • Alan S. Bellack
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.The Medical College of Pennsylvania at EPPIPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2285-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2283-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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