Date of Award

2021

Document Type

Doctoral Research Paper

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Nicole Taylor, Ph.D.

Second Committee Member

Terri M. Davis, Ph.D.

Third Committee Member

Jana Bolduan Lomax, Psy.D.

Keywords

Stagnation in psychotherapy, Psychotherapy effectiveness, Common factors

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Abstract

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.

Extent

45 pgs

Paper Method

Case Study

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