Product review for The Heart & Soul of Change: What Works in Therapy
More than 40 years of outcome research is pointing the way to what really matters in the therapist's day-to-day work. The editors have assembled some of the best researchers and practitioners in the field today to analyze the extensive literature on common factors and to offer their own evaluations of what those data mean for therapy and therapists. Consistent patterns are revealed in findings from multiple perspectives-clinical, research, quantitative and qualitative, individual and family, and medical and school. The result is a book that provocatively interprets in a scholarly yet accessible manner the empirical foundation of how people change. Clinicians will especially appreciate the wealth of practical suggestions for using the common factors to improve their daily practice.