Psychotherapy, Effectiveness of
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Lambert, M. J. 2010. Psychotherapy, Effectiveness of. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The effectiveness of psychotherapy has been the subject of study since the 1930s. The activities that characterize psychotherapy practice have evolved over time and today consist of hundreds of established procedures based on psychological theories aimed at reducing the symptoms of psychopathology. In this brief summary, some of the most notable findings are reviewed and their implications highlighted.
- psychotherapy outcome;
- negative effects;
- efficiency of psychotherapy;
- placebo effect;
- outcomes management;
- outcome measures;
- psychoactive medication