Affect-Focused Short-Term Dynamic Therapy

Empirically Supported Strategies for Resolving Affect Phobias
  • Leigh McCullough
  • Molly Magill
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


The field of psychotherapy research is in the process of solving a great puzzle. To date, differing therapies have often demonstrated similar effectiveness, and no factors have been identified that consistently capture a large portion of the variance in improvement [1, 2]. Therapeutic alliance accounts for about 22% of the variance in outcomes [2] and patient characteristics at admission an additional 20–25% [1], leaving more than half of the variance somewhat of a mystery.


Cognitive Therapy Behavioral Inhibition System Response Prevention Interpersonal Functioning Behavioral Activation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard Medical School and Modum Bad Research InstituteNorway

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