Book Review The authors decry the current emphasis on differences among various methods, models, and techniques in the practice of psychotherapy. Instead, they urge the use of a unifying language, based upon 40 years of empirical and clinical research that facilitate positive change in clients, no matter what the therapeutic ... Book Review
Book Review  |   August 01, 2001
Book Review
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  • Elmer Owens
    San Francisco, CA
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Fluency Disorders / Book Review
Book Review   |   August 01, 2001
Book Review
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2001, Vol. 11, 17-18. doi:10.1044/ffd11.3.17
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2001, Vol. 11, 17-18. doi:10.1044/ffd11.3.17
The authors decry the current emphasis on differences among various methods, models, and techniques in the practice of psychotherapy. Instead, they urge the use of a unifying language, based upon 40 years of empirical and clinical research that facilitate positive change in clients, no matter what the therapeutic approach to treatment.
One of the outstanding research findings is that the choice of technique (model or method) makes relatively little difference in therapy outcome. Rather, what emerges from the data is a core of four common factors that together account for practically all of client change. These commonalities providing the basis for a unifying language are as follows:
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