Specific techniques vs. Common factors? Psychotherapy integration and its role in ethical practice

Jac Brown*

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    Abstract

    Important change in competent practice in psychological therapy is increasingly being influenced by evidence-based practice. This paper explores major issues related to the evidence-based literature with regard to specific techniques and common factors. Increasing evidence that support common factors provides validity for the psychotherapy integration movement. This movement is explored in relation to the three waves of behavior therapy that indicate an increasing integration of a wide range of therapies. The discussion concludes with implications for therapists who wish to adopt an ethical and evidence-based approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)301-316
    Number of pages16
    JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
    Volume69
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Evidence-based practice
    • specific techniques
    • common factors
    • psychotherapy integration
    • behavior therapy

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