Psychotherapy practice and research: Repairing a strained relationship

Marvin R. Goldfried, Barry E. Wolfe
1996 American Psychologist  
Although the gap between psychotherapy practice and research has been present for some time, recent pressures for accountability from outside the system--managed health care and biological psychiatry--necessitate that we take steps to close this gap. One such step has been for psychotherapy researchers to specify a list of empirically validated therapies. However, as researchers who also have a strong allegiance to clinical practice, we are concerned that the conceptual and methodological
more » ... ethodological constraints associated with outcome research may become clinical constraints for the practicing therapist. We firmly believe that, more than ever before, the time is ripe for us to develop a new outcome research paradigm that involves an active collaboration between researcher and practicing clinician.
doi:10.1037/0003-066x.51.10.1007 fatcat:4ouzrs5xbbg3hcmkqhspeg53ii