Patient treatment interaction: Where are we and how do we proceed

Hélène S. Wallach

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The need to maximize our treatment efforts and arrive at better therapy results has led to comparative therapy research. However, due to significant differences between patients, this approach has not been successful. Therefore, research into matching treatment to patient began. Unfortunately, single variable models predominated in the field, yielding meager and contradictory results. Two comprehensive models now exist, one offered by Beutler and Clarkin and the other by Anderson. It is hoped that both clinicians and researchers will begin to use these models in therapy as well as in research so that we will not continue behaving as Maslow commented "if you only have a hammer you treat everything like a nail.".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-63
Number of pages13
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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