Articles: Unit 3
Article: Positive Psychotherapy
Specific elements of PPT treatment:
Telling what you’re thankful for.
Results of the two studies:
Higher level of depression in the second study.
Good news for positive psychotherapy in this article
Do ineffective therapists know they’re ineffective?
They don’t know, they think they’re just as effective as the most effective ones.
Often credit/fault is given to client not to therapists.
What do supershrinks do that others don’t?
They continue to get feedback from clients, every session.
Take feedback and implement it.
Do authors advocate talking about effectiveness with clients?
YESShould be talked about with clients
The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
How did the CR study differ from an efficacy study?
What were the biggest flaws?
Needs to be more objective, more comparison standards
Opinion about using random assignment to conditions in PSYCHO research?
Random assignments make experiments useless
What was the AA result?
The people who went to AA did really well, it was really helpful. Problem: those people from AA they don’t
represent all people that go to AA, because many people go and stop and are