100704: Common Factors in Psychotherapy Outcome: Meta-Analytic Findings and Their Implications for Practice and Research

About the Course:

The author describes relevant meta-analytic studies of adult psychotherapy, examines the common factors perspective on psychotherapy efficacy, and sets forth implications for social work. COURSE SYLLABUS I. Meta-Analysis: A Technique to Aggregate and Compare Results of Numerous Individual Studies II. Core Meta-Analytic Findings on Adult Psychotherapy III. The Common Factors in All Psychotherapies IV. Summary A. Implications for Social Work Research and Practice


Families in Society (Alliance for Children and Families)

Publication Date:

2004 /Vol. 85, No. 1


James W. Drisko, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about adult psychotherapy. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. describe relevant meta-analytic studies of adult psychotherapy.

  2. describe the common factors perspective on psychotherapy and implications for social work.

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