Title

Psychotherapy in 2022: A delphi poll on its future

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

10-1-2013

Abstract

Repeating and expanding Delphi polls conducted during the past 30 years, the authors empaneled 70 psychotherapy experts to forecast psychotherapy trends in the next decade. Mindfulness, cognitive- behavioral, integrative, and multicultural theories were predicted to increase the most, whereas Jungian therapy, classical psychoanalysis, and transactional analysis were expected to decline the most. Technological, self-change, skill-building, and relationship-fostering interventions were judged to be in the ascendancy. Internet programs, telephone therapy, and master's-level professionals were expected to flourish. Forecast scenarios with the highest likelihood centered on expansion of telepsychology, evidence-based practice, pharmacotherapy, and masters-degree practitioners flooding the job market. Four themes seem to be driving these changes: technology, economy, evidence, and ideas. © 2013 American Psychological Association.

Publication Title

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Volume

44

Issue

5

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