Conducted within a practice-research network in private practice, this exploratory study was aimed at examining whether clinicians can accurately predict and recall profiles of therapeutic interventions they used during an entire treatment for a given client. Based on a small sample (7 clinicians and 30 clients), the results tentatively suggest that the predictions that therapists made after session 3 regarding which types of techniques they would use, as well as the retrospective assessment of typical techniques they reported using in therapy, were accurate and generally discriminative. Clinical implications in line with deliberate practice are suggested and future research on complex questions related to clinical prediction is proposed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health