Another dodo bird verdict? revisiting the comparative effectiveness of professional and paraprofessional therapists
Date of Original Version
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.
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Faust, David, and Caron Zlotnick. "Another dodo bird verdict? revisiting the comparative effectiveness of professional and paraprofessional therapists." Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy 2, 3 (1995): 157-167. doi:10.1002/cpp.5640020303.