Historical Introduction to Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.- Toward a Science of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice.- The Cults of Psychotherapy.- Beyond Reliability and Validity: Toward Specificity in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.- Stepped Care Research in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.- Concreteness: Seven Psychological Orphans in Search of a Theory-Toward a Neo-behaviorist View.- Epilogue and Conclusions: Toward a Hierarchical Personnel Structure in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
This book demonstrates how clinical psychology and psychotherapy practices may reach a scientific level provided they change the three basic paradigms that have controlled those practices in the last century. These three, now outdated, paradigms, are: (1) one-on-one (2) personal contacts (3) through talk. These paradigms have served well in the past but they are no less helpful in the current digitally focused world.
Offers a practical critique of current psychotherapy delivery
Provides guide for evidence-based practice
Shows how clinical psychology and psychotherapy practices, paradigms, may reach a scientific level