The Tyranny of Time

How long does therapy really take?  This is a great article published by the Psychotherapy Networker.  They focus on the research concerning how much time is needed for change to occur for psychotherapy sessions to be effective.

What the study concluded came as a shock to academic researchers who studied and promoted brief therapies—therapy takes time. Meaningful change began at about the six-month mark, and clients who stayed in therapy for a year did substantially better. Those who stayed for two years improved still more. There was an unmistakable dose–response curve: “The longer people stayed in therapy, the more they improved.” This dovetailed with earlier research that also found a dose–response relation between amount of therapy and amount of improvement.

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The Tyranny of Time: How Long Does Effective Therapy Really Take?

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