Robert H. Klein, Harold S. Bernard and Victor L. Schermer

in On Becoming a Psychotherapist

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199736393
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894574 | DOI:

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This Introduction reviews the relatively sparse literature on psychotherapist development and provides a rationale for the need and timeliness of this volume. It examines the impact of those factors currently impinging upon psychotherapist development, including managed care, short-term and manualized treatment, advances in neurosciences and psychopharmacology, the changing patient population, and the increased demand for accountability in the form of evidence-based practices in psychotherapy. Lastly, the Introduction provides a conceptual framework for deconstructing the process of how psychotherapists develop and for how the volume itself is organized.

Keywords: psychotherapist development; managed care; evidence-based practice

Chapter.  11892 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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