Psychotherapy research raises many ethical issues. In the past, ethics was considered an ancillary part of scientific research, but today is a precondition and a foundation for research. In this paper, the Authors highlight some core ethical questions for clinicians and researchers, such as the use of control procedures in experimental designs, the need to protect the rights of patients, and researchers’ conflict of interest. The importance of studying what therapies work for specific patients and what therapeutic processes facilitate patients’ change are outlined. Findings of psychotherapy studies can help psychotherapysts to address ethical concerns, by showing what we do and why.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2007|