Relevance of therapy goals in outpatient cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy

Autor(en): Schoettke, Henning
Trame, Laura
Sembill, Anja
Stichwörter: ATTAINMENT; cognitive behavior psychotherapy; MODEL; ORIENTATIONS; outcome research; psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy; Psychology; Psychology, Clinical; psychotherapy research; QUESTIONNAIRE; THEMES; therapy goals
Erscheinungsdatum: 2014
Herausgeber: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Journal: PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH
Volumen: 24
Ausgabe: 6
Startseite: 711
Seitenende: 723
Zusammenfassung: 
Objective: Against a background of sparse research and contradictory findings, the present study investigates determinants of psychotherapy goals and predictive value for therapy success in outpatient psychotherapy. Method: The sample consisted of 473 patients from a university-based polyclinic and their corresponding 103 therapists. Goals were coded with the Bern Inventory of Treatment Goals (BIT-T). Results: The results show that goal congruence between therapists and patients is relatively small. Theoretical orientation had a significant influence on the complexity of goal structure and goal preferences. With regard to the prognostic validity, only patients' problem- and symptom-focused goals enabled the prediction of treatment success independent of basic therapeutic variables. Conclusions: These findings underline the importance of consideration of patients' individual treatment goals in clinical practice and underpin the relevance of therapy goals for future psychotherapy research.
ISSN: 10503307
DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2014.881578

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