art of psychotherapy may consist largely of judicious and sensitive applications
of a given technique, delicate decisions on when to press a point or when
to be patient, when to be warm and understanding or when to be remote.
The therapist structures the situation in bold relief so that the patient
is forced to renounce the helping relationship or undergo change."
Professor Hans Strupp, Ph.D.
What the psychotherapy
authorities in research and practice have said about this ground-breaking
Report on the effectiveness of psychotherapy:
Report is concise, well-written and balanced. Roberta Russell is an excellent
expositor and teacher."
Jerome Frank, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
"Roberta Russell has performed an invaluable
service to psychotherapists-and to the general public--in updating her
classical survey of research in psychotherapy outcomes. Her new material
is accurate, fair, and comprehensive. It contains information, controversies
and surprises-as does psychotherapy itself."
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute
"…A masterful overview about the efficacy
Lester Luborsky, Ph.D., University
(Reviews of included original
1981 version to follow)
"Illuminating and interesting. A useful
piece of work. Well put together and very instructive."
R.D. Laing, M.D.
"We agree with you that the actual
conduct of psychotherapy can well be done by. intelligent, emotionally
adept people with only moderate degrees of training."
Donald Klein, M.D., Columbia
University, Director of Psychiatric Research, N.Y.S. Psychiatric Institute
"I have read your Report on Effective
Psychotherapy and find it a valuable and sensible approach to the problem....
I find that the suggestions that you make for a registry where therapists
would make their values, training, methods, success, etc. a matter of open
knowledge a very good idea."
Keen, Ph.D., Consulting Editor, Psychology Today
"At the macro-level... I'm glad you
are getting some of this information out into the field and where it counts.
You do a good job of identifying the critical issues... I especially like
your reports of interviews that you had with a number of professionals
in the field. It adds a great deal of power to what you've done."
Daniel Hogan, J.D., Harvard
"Roberta Russell gives the general
public and health professionals insights into psychotherapy at its best
by defining and describing the exceptional character and complexities of
effective treatments. Once again, Ms. Russell distinguishes herself by
the scholarship that pervades this analysis."
Evelyn Patrick Silvers Ph.D.,
Psychotherapist, Beverly Hills
This report had its formal genesis in the
teaching of Arnold
Bernstein, my guide, who has always supported my desire to know and provided
me wan arena for my growth.
Roberta Russell, NYC
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