Date of Award
Doctoral Research Paper
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Nicole Taylor, Ph.D.
Second Committee Member
Terri M. Davis, Ph.D.
Third Committee Member
Jana Bolduan Lomax, Psy.D.
Stagnation in psychotherapy, Psychotherapy effectiveness, Common factors
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Doctoral training in clinical psychology emphasizes the importance of utilizing empirically supported psychotherapy methods in pursuit of effective psychotherapy. When treatment is stagnant or ineffective, the focus of training and supervision is often geared toward searching the evidence-base for alternative psychotherapy approaches, or referring to a provider with expertise in a specific method. Using a case example, this paper offers guidance on possible roadblocks to effective psychotherapy treatment, and clear areas to explore before concluding whether psychotherapy is the most helpful intervention for a patient.
McCormick, Kristine, "Stagnation in Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Approach" (2021). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 407.