If you’re a therapist, you can get frustrated by the lack of research into easy-to-use techniques that can be readily integrated into your existing set of techniques. Most research into psychotherapy requires use of a specific “program” or manual of instructions or exercises that most …

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Psychotherapy and the Divide Between Practice and Research

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  1. John, I agree, as an academic with a small practice, I have to work very hard to connect my research work to actual clinical applications. I strongly believe that bridging research and practice is very important and that communication must be bi-directional. Such that clinical expertise aids study design and aims and research outcomes aid clinical practice. I think this can be achieved on a local level, with academics getting involved in local psychological societies/trade organizations for the explicit purpose of sharing ideas with clinicians.

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