Is There a Future for Therapists?

Is There a Future for Therapists? Adm Policy Ment Health (2017) 44:595–597 DOI 10.1007/s10488-017-0814-1 INTRODUCTION 1 2,3 Robert King  · Leonard Bickman   Published online: 1 August 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 This journal has a longstanding commitment to mental any new insights that will transform this level of interven- health service improvement. It has published many papers tion into something that will have any profound effects on that address this issue through reforms to systems of care or clinical outcomes without a significantly new research ori- provision of more effective treatment (Bickman 2013). So entation and supportive findings (Cook and Kilmer 2012). far, we have paid relatively little attention to the prospects At the level of treatment, despite the proliferation of of service improvement through enhancing the effective- interventions classified as evidence-based or empirically ness of the therapists providing the services. When there supported, the advantages of such interventions over treat- has been a focus on therapists, it has mostly been in the ment as usual in real world clinical settings has been dis- context of training therapists to provide interventions likely appointingly small (Wampold et  al. 2010). Furthermore, to be effective. In other words, the focus has been on the there remarkably little Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research Springer Journals

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