Maximising the Benefits of Psychotherapy: A Practice-based Evidence Approach
March 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
Puts forward a critique of existing research claiming that certain psychotherapy programmes are more effective than others in treating specific disorders
Includes an accessible summary of key research findings, a practical introduction to a practice-based evidence approach, and a series of detailed case studies
Offers a timely alternative to the prevailing wisdom in the mental health field by challenging the practical logic of the Evidence-Based Practice approach
Reviews the empirical evidence examining the effects of client feedback on psychotherapy outcomes
About the Authors ix
1 The Equivalence of Psychotherapies 1
2 Research Into Psychotherapy: What Works and How? 23
3 The Conventional Wisdom 45
4 The Real Experimenter 67
5 Practice-based Evidence 87
6 Using Client Feedback in Psychotherapy – The Research 109
7 Using Client Feedback in Psychotherapy – In Practice 129
8 Ideas in Action 151
9 Transforming Training and Supervision 171
10 Conclusions and Some Recommendations 195
Subject Index 211
Gary Latchford is a clinical psychologist working in physical health, based at the department of Clinical and Health Psychology at St James’s Hospital in Leeds. Since 1996 he has also been research director for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Leeds. His clinical and research interests are mostly around psychological interventions in medical settings, and he has published several papers and book chapters on this topic.
“In keeping with the authors’ clear preference for the on-going monitoring of client work, is the belief that on-going monitoring of the supervisory dyad mirrors and enhances the supervisee’s learning, and for that reason alone I would recommend this book to both the practising therapist and those in training.” (Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 2 December 2014)Green and Latchford are to be congratulated on writing a landmark book on their unique evidence-based approach to psychotherapy. In a field increasingly dominated by protocol-driven practice, they offer their client-directed, outcome-informed approach as a genuine alternative. This approach represents a marriage of scientific rigour with clinical artistry. All therapists – both novices and experts – should read this book.
—Alan Carr, Director of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin
This is about evidence-based practice that you must and will
want to read. Green and Latchford provide welcome relief from the
mindless protocols and treatment guidelines that dominate so much
of modern professional discourse and practice. In the process, they
offer practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers a
research-based alternative to improving the quality and outcome of
behavioral health practice.
—Scott Miller, Director, International Centre for Clinical Excellence and Cummings Professor of Behavioral Health, Arizona State University
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