Psychotherapy Research

Foundations, Process, and Outcome

  • Omar C.G. Gelo
  • Alfred Pritz
  • Bernd Rieken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Omar Carlo Gioacchino Gelo, Alfred Pritz, Bernd Rieken
    Pages 1-5
  3. Foundations of Psychotherapy Research

  4. Psychotherapy Process Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Gillian E. Hardy, Sue Llewelyn
      Pages 183-194
    3. Stephanie L. Budge, Bruce E. Wampold
      Pages 213-228
    4. Gianluca Lo Coco, Salvatore Gullo, Claudia Prestano, Gary M. Burlingame
      Pages 279-292
    5. Andrew A. McAleavey, Louis G. Castonguay
      Pages 293-310
    6. A. Stalikas, M. Fitzpatrick, P. Mistkidou, A. Boutri, C. Seryianni
      Pages 331-349
    7. Thomas Schröder, David Orlinsky, Michael Helge Rønnestad, Ulrike Willutzki
      Pages 351-365
    8. Horst Kächele, Cornelia Albani, Dan Pokorny
      Pages 367-379
    9. Kathrin Mörtl, Omar Carlo Gioacchino Gelo
      Pages 381-428
  5. Psychotherapy Outcome Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. Brian Rodgers, Robert Elliott
      Pages 559-578
    3. Robert A. Neimeyer, Joseph M. Currier
      Pages 579-592
    4. Roberto Viviani, Magdalena Nagl, Anna Buchheim
      Pages 611-634
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 635-648

About this book


This book provides readers with essential information on the foundations of psychotherapy research, and on its applications to the study of both psychotherapy process and outcome. The aim is to stimulate a reflection on these issues in a way that will benefit researchers and clinicians, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, at different levels and from different perspectives. Accordingly, the book presents a balanced mix of chapters summarizing the state of the art in the field from different viewpoints and covering innovative topics and perspectives, reflecting some of the most established traditions and, at the same time, emerging approaches in the field in several countries. The contributors, who were invited from among the experts in our national and international professional networks, also represent a healthy mix of leading figures and young researchers. The first part of the book addresses a number of fundamental issues in psychotherapy research at a historical, philosophical, and theoretical level. The second part of the book is concerned with research on psychotherapy processes; in this regard, both quantitative and qualitative approaches are given equal consideration in order to reflect the growing relevance of the latter. The book’s third and last part examines research on psychotherapy outcomes, primarily focusing on quantitative approaches. Offering a balanced mix of perspectives, approaches and topics, the book represents a valuable tool for anyone interested in psychotherapy research.      


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Editors and affiliations

  • Omar C.G. Gelo
    • 1
  • Alfred Pritz
    • 2
  • Bernd Rieken
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, and Sigmund Freud UniversityViennaAustria
  2. 2.Sigmund Freud UniversityViennaAustria
  3. 3.Sigmund Freud UniversityViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1381-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1382-0
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