Therapeutic Components Shared by All Psychotherapies

  • Jerome D. Frank


The field of psychotherapy in the United States has presented a bewildering array of theories and techniques accompanied by a deafening cacophony of rival claims. A recent comprehensive review of the field requires over 250 pages simply to describe extant approaches (Wolberg, 1977). Now, however, observers are beginning to detect increasing signs that representatives of different schools are willing to acknowledge the potential value of a range of techniques and to show increasing flexibility in applying them (Goldfried & Padawer, 1983).


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  • Jerome D. Frank
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryThe Johns Hopkins University Medical SchoolBaltimoreUSA

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