Principles of therapeutic change: a task force on participants, relationships, and techniques factors

J Clin Psychol. 2006 Jun;62(6):631-8. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20256.


The authors present the structure and process of a task force aimed at delineating empirically based principles of change in psychotherapy. Sponsored by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association and the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, the task force addressed the potential role of participant characteristics, relationship variables, and technical factors in the treatment of dysphoric, anxiety, personality, and substance use disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees / organization & administration*
  • Empirical Research
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Psychotherapy / standards*
  • United States