Special Issue "Clincial Psychology and Psychotherapy"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: aging; psychotherapy; elderly; mentalization; mental health
Interests: attachment; personality disorders; mentalizing; psychotherapy research; epistemic trust
Interests: psychotherapy; psychosomatics; digital health
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In a rapidly changing world characterised by digitalisation, globalisation and the pandemic crisis, mental health is of central importance. Depression and anxiety disorders are one of the leading causes of disability in the world. There is no question that there are effective and efficient psychotherapy methods for patients with mental disorders, and numerous meta-analytical findings support this. Psychotherapy research focuses intensively on the factors that have an impact in psychotherapy. Norcorss and Lambert (2011) was able to show that the therapeutic relationship, specific techniques like the treatment method, the individual therapist, and patient characteristics contribute significantly to the outcome in psychotherapy. However, a large amount of variance remains unexplained. This unexplained variance could, for example, be explained by processes between sessions or matching patients to treatments and therapists. In this context, the use of adjuvant, Internet-based methods in psychotherapy certainly plays an important role, especially in the times of Covid-19.
The present Special Issue addresses this topic by inviting scholars to share findings, perspectives and approaches, with the aim of analysing common or specific factors of change in different kinds of psychotherapy, to analyse the use of Internet-based methods to support the process and outcome in psychotherapy, to analyse the therapist and patient factors by explaining variance in the outcome, to analyse the implementation of therapeutic methods, and to further the development and evaluation of services.
Prof. Sylke Andreas
Prof. Dr. Thomas Probst
Dr. Tobias Nolte
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- common factors
- specific factors
- mechanism of change
- service development
- predictors of change