The outcome problem in psychotherapy: a reply

Psychotherapy (Chic). 2013 Mar;50(1):12-4; discussion 15. doi: 10.1037/h0094490.


This reprinted article originally appeared in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, & Practice, 1964(MONTH), 1(3), 97-100. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 1966-01631-001). Comments on the original article by H. H. Strupp (see record 1965-15636-001). In his recent article in this journal, Strupp (1963) has this to say in relation to the outcome problem in psychotherapy: "A brief review of Eysenck's (1952) widely quoted survey, which capitalized upon and added considerably to the existing confusion may be instructive." In reply I would like to suggest that Strupp's review is, in the lawyer's phrase, irrelevant, incompetent and immaterial. Fortunately, the points I wish to make are so simple that they will not take up much space.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care / history*
  • Psychotherapy / history*