Morris B. Parloff

  • Morris B. Parloff


From time to time psychotherapy researchers have complained that their findings have not impacted sufficiently on the practitioner or on the policymaker. We have carped that our voices have not been heard in high councils and that our wisdom has gone unrecognized and unrequited by the government decision-makers. I regret to inform you that those idyllic days are now gone. We can no longer be confident that our papers will be read only by fellow researchers. Policy-makers are reading our reports, and the clinicians are listening.


Mental Health National Health Insurance Placebo Effect Psychosocial Treatment Spontaneous Remission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morris B. Parloff
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychosocial Treatments Research Branch, Division of Extramural Research ProgramsNational Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesRockvilleUSA

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