Empirical and theoretical psychotherapy?
July 18, 2011 11:12 AM Subscribe
Contemporary psychotherapists who have popularized their empirically-tested theoretical contributions? Examples: David Burns, Eugene Gendlin, Joseph Weiss.
posted by zeek321 to Science & Nature (5 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
By contemporary I mean people who are still researching and practicing or who have colleagues or one-time students who are still researching and practicing.
I'm looking for a PhD advisor in clinical or counseling psych (APA accredited) who has funding for a grad student and who is sympathetic to (or who is actively working on) empirically testing and (ultimately) popularizing philosophical and theoretical contributions (and refinements) to psychotherapy and self-help.
My main interest is in empirically-validated psychodynamic and experiential work (e.g. Weiss and Gendlin) but I have a lot of respect for CBT, DBT, etc., and I'm guessing those latter acronyms are where most of the money is these days.
(I'm currently tracking down references to the work of people mentioned above, following the citations forward in time, and then looking to see who's publishing regularly, and then looking for them in grant databases, but it's slow going. I'm setting up meetings with some professors, too, to see if they can point me to likely programs and save me some time.)