Re: Construing Psychotherapy Outcomes

Ana Catina (catina@Psyres-Stuttgart.DE)
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 17:57:19 +0200 (MET DST)

If one uses PC-therapy the oucome has to be evaluated in terms of its
therapy goals, i.e. improvement of the self-others construing perhaps. I
thought. And I also thought that it has been already demonstrated that
therapies are not very different from each other in respect with the
attained result. Am I wrong? The question is how one defines the success
of treatment - to make the client feel better? Or to make the therapist
sleep peacefully ("I scored on the criterion 4 of the DSM"!). But it
seems more like "success is curing without spending out money" - so why
to bother with researcxh anymore?

Ana Catina
Center for Psychtherapy Research
Stuttgart Germany