Between-group psychotherapy outcome research and basic science Article

Borkovec, TD, Miranda, J. (1999). Between-group psychotherapy outcome research and basic science . JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 55(2), 147-158. 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4679(199902)55:2<147::AID-JCLP2>3.0.CO;2-V

cited authors

  • Borkovec, TD; Miranda, J



  • In this paper, a view of the nature, purpose, and methods of experimentally controlled between-group therapy outcome research is presented. It is argued that the greatest progress in the development of increasingly useful interventions based on between-group therapy designs will come from (a) viewing such controlled therapy outcome research as basic science in which knowledge is acquired through experimental designs constructed to yield specific cause-and-effect conclusions and (b) combining this form of research with the clinical and nonclinical types more commonly called 'basic research'.

publication date

  • February 1, 1999

published in

start page

  • 147

end page

  • 158


  • 55


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