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Unread May 31st, 2005, 08:58 AM
JustBen JustBen is offline
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Default Re: Multimodal Therapy case study available on-line

Gisela, I'm not sure what this message has to do with the topic of the thread, but here goes: I can't speak specifically to California, but in the U.S. as a whole, the cognitive-behavioral approach seems to dominate. I can't offer any statistics, but my experience tells me that there are more CBT-oriented therapists/counselors than any other approach, there is more being researched and written about in CBT than any other approach, and CBT generally has greater acceptance among HMO's and insurance companies than any other approach. (Someone can jump in and correct me if I'm off base here.)

As far as psychoanalysis goes, I'm not sure I know how to answer that question. I think it lacks prestige among many practicing psychotherapists due to its lack of research support and the non-scientific nature of many of its claims, but the public as a whole still views it favorably thanks to its frequent portrayal in movies, television shows, and books.
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