effectivevseffectiveness - Alison Gilbert October 11, 2007...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Alison Gilbert October 11, 2007 Coun 230 Efficacy Studies vs. Consumer Reports’ Effectiveness Study People have many questions at the onset of psychological treatment: How long do I have to be here so that I can see a change in my everyday life? Which methodology is the best fit for me? Which counselor should I pick? These questions are difficult to answer, given that people are revealing themselves in a therapy session and the process requires a certain level of confidentiality. This is why efficacy studies are in high demand. The nature of this type of therapy, though, is of a complicated variety and is harder to pin down than many efficacy studies suggest, according to “The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy” by Martin Seligman. He looked at a much more flexible way of assessing counseling therapy done by Consumer Reports, and thinks that this effectiveness study brings to the table some relevant factors that should be taken into account when looking at efficacy studies. Efficacy studies focus on the therapist and his or her methodology, and the client
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

effectivevseffectiveness - Alison Gilbert October 11, 2007...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online