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The Dodo Bird: Less a Verdict Than an Opportunity


Address correspondence to Kirk J. Schneider, 1738 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123. E-mail:


I contend that although the Luborsky et al. findings on the Dodo bird verdict are noteworthy, the methodology on which they are based is significantly delimited. Amplifying Luborsky et al.'s moderate recognition of that delimitation, I propose a qualitative complement to the extant research. I call this complement “amalgamated” qualitative research and propose that it will deepen, clarify, and contextualize Luborsky et al.'s enigmatic findings. Until this amalgam is implemented, therapy research will be relegated to impressions rather than fine-grained illuminations.