some psychologists have argues for years that evidence supports the conclusion

Some psychologists have argues for years that

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- some psychologists have argues for years that evidence supports the conclusion that most psychotherapies work about equally well- in contrast, others have argued that there are important differences among therapies and that certain treatments are more effective than others- the APA published one of the first attempts to define criteria for determining whether a particular type of psychotherapy is effective for a particular problem - the official criteria for empirically validated treatments defined 2 levels of empirical support-> well-established treatments– those with a high level of support-> probably efficacious treatments– those with preliminary support- IATROGENIC ILLNESS=> a disorder or symptom that occurs as a result of a medical or psychotherapeutic treatment itself- being treated for a disorder can, under certain conditions, make a person show signs of that very disorder- psychologists hold themselves to a set of ethical standards for the treatment of people w/ mental disorders- these ethical standards include:1. striving to benefit clients and taking care to do no harm2. establishing relationships of trust w/ clients3. promoting accuracy, honesty and truthfulness4. seeking fairness in treatment and taking precautions to avoid biases5. respecting the dignity and worth of all people
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