Growing Better Therapists: A New Opportunity for Mental Health Administrators

Growing Better Therapists: A New Opportunity for Mental Health Administrators Adm Policy Ment Health (2017) 44:732–734 DOI 10.1007/s10488-017-0805-2 POINT OF VIEW Growing Better Therapists: A New Opportunity for Mental Health Administrators 1 1 2 Scott D. Miller  · Mark A. Hubble  · Bruce E. Wampold   Published online: 2 May 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Thirty years have passed since Sol Garfield pointed out that and resources, use algorithms to exclude those unlikely to efforts to understand both how psychotherapy worked and benefit from therapy. could be improved consistently neglected a critical vari- Whether additional, including electronic, means for able: the therapist. “The variability in the performance and engaging people in psychological care should be devel- skill of the individual psychotherapist has for the most part oped, researched, and supported is not at issue. Epidemio- been minimized or overlooked,” he asserted. Instead, he logical studies consistently show, for example, the majority continued, the profession has, “appeared to support the uni- of people who could benefit from seeing a therapist, do not formity hypothesis—all therapists…perform equally well” go. And nowadays, fewer and fewer are turning to psycho- (p. 41). Subsequent research, including data reported in this therapy—33% less than did 20 years ago—and most never special issue of Administration and Policy in Mental and return after Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research Springer Journals

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