ERIC Number: ED193556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Fitting Process Research to the Working Clinician.
In the past, psychotherapy process research has operated in a vacuum, cut off from clinical practice. It has been dominated by short-sighted, simplistic methodological short-cuts which have hampered its usefulness. Over the next decade new research approaches may substantially close the gap between psychotherapy process research and the practice of psychotherpay. Six of the most promising new approaches are: (1) analysis of the context of helping interventions; (2) use of Interpersonal Process Recall as a phenomenonological process measure; (3) identification and description of significant change events in psychotherapy; (4) systematic, non-experimental case studies; (5) more sophisticated sequential analysis techniques; and (6) Comprehensive Process Analysis, the applications of a broad array of process measures to important therapeutic events. These and related methods may represent a paradigm shift in psychotherapy process research, bringing it closer to the clinical method. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interpersonal Process Recall; Process Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980). Best copy available.