The cognitive structure used by 16 American Board of Professional Psychology-certified psychologists and 5 experienced psychotherapy researchers to delineate common factors of psychotherapy was examined using multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis. The results indicate that 2 dimensions - hot (feeling) versus cool (thinking) processing and therapeutic activity - and 3 clusters - bond, information, and role - are used in conceptualizing common factors. Results are discussed with respect to research and conceptualization of common factors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology