Research on humanistic-experiential psychotherapies

Robert Elliott, Leslie S. Greenberg, Jeanne C. Watson, Ladislav Timulak, Elizabeth Freire

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In this chapter we focus on research published since our previous reviews (Greenberg, Elliott & Lietaer, 1994; Elliott, Greenberg & Lietaer, 2004), which covered research published between 1978 and 2001, plus additional earlier research on humanistic-experiential psychotherapy (HEP) outcome that we have been able to track down. A key element of the chapter is a meta-analysis of nearly 200 HEP outcome studies (through 2008) and a survey of the use of the approach with different client groups. In addition, we offer a meta-synthesis of qualitative research on these therapies (cf. Timulak, 2007), and provide a narrative review of recent quantitative research on change processes in HEPs. We conclude by reviewing and integrating the literature reviewed and discuss policy implications.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergin & Garfield‘s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change
EditorsMIchael J. Lambert
Place of PublicationNew York
Pages495-538
Number of pages44
Edition6th revised
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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Psychotherapy
Research
Qualitative Research
Meta-Analysis
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • humanistic psychotherapy
  • emotion-focused therapy
  • person-centered & experiential psychotherapies
  • outcome research
  • process research

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Elliott, R., Greenberg, L. S., Watson, J. C., Timulak, L., & Freire, E. (2013). Research on humanistic-experiential psychotherapies. In MI. J. Lambert (Ed.), Bergin & Garfield‘s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (6th revised ed., pp. 495-538). New York.
Elliott, Robert ; Greenberg, Leslie S. ; Watson, Jeanne C. ; Timulak, Ladislav ; Freire, Elizabeth. / Research on humanistic-experiential psychotherapies. Bergin & Garfield‘s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change. editor / MIchael J. Lambert. 6th revised. ed. New York, 2013. pp. 495-538
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Research on humanistic-experiential psychotherapies. / Elliott, Robert; Greenberg, Leslie S.; Watson, Jeanne C.; Timulak, Ladislav; Freire, Elizabeth.

Bergin & Garfield‘s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change. ed. / MIchael J. Lambert. 6th revised. ed. New York, 2013. p. 495-538.

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Elliott R, Greenberg LS, Watson JC, Timulak L, Freire E. Research on humanistic-experiential psychotherapies. In Lambert MIJ, editor, Bergin & Garfield‘s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change. 6th revised ed. New York. 2013. p. 495-538