Between-group psychotherapy outcome research and basic science

Thomas D. Borkovec, Jeanne Miranda

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In this paper, a view of the nature, purpose, and methods of experimentally controlled between-group therapy outcome research is presented. It is argued that the greatest progress in the development of increasingly useful interventions based on between-group therapy designs will come from (a) viewing such controlled therapy outcome research as basic science in which knowledge is acquired through experimental designs constructed to yield specific cause-and-effect conclusions and (b) combining this form of research with the clinical and nonclinical types more commonly called 'basic research'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-158
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of clinical psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology


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