Concept mapping of therapeutic common factors

Terence Tracey, James W. Lichtenberg, Rodney K. Goodyear, Charles D. Claiborn, Bruce E. Wampold

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-413
Number of pages13
JournalPsychotherapy Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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  • Clinical Psychology

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    Tracey, T., Lichtenberg, J. W., Goodyear, R. K., Claiborn, C. D., & Wampold, B. E. (2003). Concept mapping of therapeutic common factors. Psychotherapy Research, 13(4), 401-413.