Resistance pp 233-235 | Cite as

A Perspective on the Dynamic Contributions

  • J. Barnard Gilmore
  • Donald Meichenbaum


The chapters in this volume underline the fact that healthy changes in personality and behavior are as yet highly unpredictable events. This point holds true in every consulting room and with every type of client. The effect of this truth is both discouraging and challenging. Yes, we do need to be realistic about the limits of our existing therapeutic powers and insights. And yes, we do need to be realistic about unknown opportunities for new therapeutic and theoretical advances.


Ference Phenomenon Confirmation Bias Unpredictable Event Theoretical Advance External Contingency 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Barnard Gilmore
    • 1
  • Donald Meichenbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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