Methods of Research in Psychotherapy

  • Louis A. Gottschalk
  • Arthur H. Auerbach

Part of the The Century Psychology Series book series (TCPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louis A. Gottschalk, Arthur H. Auerbach
      Pages 3-9
  3. The Process of Data Collection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Data Recording

      1. Allen T. Dittmann, Seymour N. Stein, David Shakow
        Pages 25-33
    3. Reactions of the Patient and Therapist to the Recording Procedure

  4. Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Process Research Focusing on Selected Variables

    3. Process Research Emphasizing Investigation of Personality Functioning and Theory

      1. Nathan Schlessinger, George H. Pollock, Melvin Sabshin, Leo Sadow, John E. Gedo
        Pages 334-360
      2. Hans H. Strupp, J. B. Chassan, John A. Ewing
        Pages 361-400
      3. Peter H. Knapp, Cecil Mushatt, S. Joseph Nemetz
        Pages 401-423
      4. John M. Shlien, Fred M. Zimring
        Pages 424-447
  5. Evaluation of the Effects or Outcome of Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-450
    2. Problems Regarding the Determination of the Pertinent Changes and How to Assess Them

    3. Measurement Tools to Assess Change with Psychotherapy

  6. Research in the Teaching of Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 595-596
    2. Ruth G. Matarazzo, Arthur N. Wiens, George Saslow
      Pages 597-634
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 637-654

About this book


The prospective reader may well ask about the particular merits of this volume, especially in view of several dozen similar offerings, each with its own excellences, and of the easy availability of symposia, conferences, con­ ventional reviews, abstract journals, and serial research reports. In spite of such other attractions, it seems to me that these 34 essays are among the most informative and stimulating which are now available in the areas cov­ ered. The editors have been successful in attracting new articles from many of the most prominent investigators now actively working at research in psychotherapy, who can therefore speak for themselves about what they are doing. Several of the articles have been in the preparatory stage for numerous years. Not only do they represent the vanguard of research, but because of the introduction of relatively new concepts in communication theory in the clinical setting which can be implemented by the new tech­ nology (specifically the use of sound-films and tape), they probably presage the shape of much that is to come. It is commonplace that the history of a science is closely allied to the history of the tools available. Here we see the concepts, attitudes, and working methods on this frontier being set forth frankly and concretely in ways which avoid many of the deficiencies and evasions of previous clini­ cal research.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Louis A. Gottschalk
    • 1
  • Arthur H. Auerbach
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Cincinnati College of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicineUSA

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