Title

Another dodo bird verdict? revisiting the comparative effectiveness of professional and paraprofessional therapists

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1995

Abstract

We examine major criticisms of studies comparing paraprofessionals' and professionals' therapeutic effectiveness. Such analysis does not support the contention that methodological weaknesses of the studies produced systematic biases against professional therapists. Thus, despite common beliefs to the contrary, the finding that formal training does not predict successful therapy appears sound. We discuss the implications of this finding for research, training, and clinical practice. Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication Title

Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy

Volume

2

Issue

3

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