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By Luciano L'Abate

This booklet demonstrates how scientific psychology and psychotherapy practices might achieve a systematic point supplied they alter the 3 uncomplicated paradigms that experience managed these practices within the final century. those 3, now superseded, paradigms, are: (1) one-on-one (2) own contacts (3) via speak. those paradigms have served good some time past yet they're no less worthy within the present digitally centred international.

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401; italics mine). Although I cannot expand on Cummings’ prescient predictions here, I do however emphasize the final prediction about the standardization of psychotherapy, as seen in computers (Bradley, Welch, & Skilbeck, 1993), workbooks and interactive practice exercises (L’Abate, 2011a; Appendix, this volume). Why did all these conferences and manifestos fail to produce changes in clinical practice? Why does the immense, present-day psychotherapy literature sell well? I would explain systemic institutional failures and successes in psychotherapy publications to the fact that the 1on1, f2f, tb approaches are still strongly entrenched in present-day clinical practices.

Self-explanatory Fig. 2 summarizes a classification of distance writing, work- 18 1 Historical Introduction to Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Toward a Classification of Writing Approaches Autobiographies (Ressler & L’Abate, 2011) Automatic Writing (Sweeney, 2011) Bibliotherapy (McCulliss, 2012) Diaries (McKrill, 2011) Expressive Writing Method (Baddeley & Pennebaker, 2011) Poetry Therapy (McCulliss, 2012) Programmed Writing (L’Abate, 2001d, 2012c, 2012d, 2012e). ------------------------------------------------------- Fig.

Why does the immense, present-day psychotherapy literature sell well? I would explain systemic institutional failures and successes in psychotherapy publications to the fact that the 1on1, f2f, tb approaches are still strongly entrenched in present-day clinical practices. These failures and successes are witness to the hegemony of nonreplicable talk over replicable writing. Of course, as long as insurance companies and professional organizations will condone and even encourage those practices, no change will occur.

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