Barbara, Good points. From the article noted in an above post, “Empirically Supported Treatments: Cautionary Notes” by Stanley B. Messer, PhD, he writes: “Common factors and therapist variability far outweigh specific ingredients [i.e., the specific techniques or ingredients characteristic of a treatment] in accounting for the benefits of psychotherapy. The proportion of variance contributed by common factors such as placebo effects, working alliance, therapist allegiance and competence are much greater than the variance stemming from specific ingredients or effects.” Anyway, these “common factors” seem to ring a bell...almost sound like “faith, love, and hope.”
Anyway, these “common factors” seem to ring a bell...almost sound like “faith, love, and hope.”
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