What is it about?
Researching what makes psychotherapy work is important to improve therapy. We have found that more experienced therapists do not achieve better results for their patients. However, there are signs that more experienced therapists achieve the same results in a shorter period of time.
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Why is it important?
The better we understand the mechanisms of psychotherapy, the more we can improve treatment and the training of future psychotherapists.
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This page is a summary of: Does practice really make perfect? A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between therapist experience and therapy outcome: A replication of Goldberg, Rousmaniere, et al. (2016)., Journal of Counseling Psychology, March 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/cou0000608.
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