[The effects of psychotherapy as a result of the relation of therapeutic availability and acceptance by the client]

Z Klin Psychol Psychopathol Psychother. 1988;36(4):308-27.
[Article in German]


The connection assumed in the "Generic Model of Psychotherapy" of Orlinsky and Howard (1986) between therapeutic interventions and the openness of the client, on one hand, and the short and long-term therapeutic outcome, on the other hand, is tested. Three different treatment conditions, namely, interactional behavior therapy, broad-spectrum-behavior therapy, and client-centered therapy were compared in a controlled study with reference to the relation between these variables. The results confirm the central role of the client's openness in the therapy process, but also show the connection assumed in the Generic Model is not equally present in all therapy forms.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Behavior Therapy / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motivation*
  • Neurotic Disorders / psychology
  • Neurotic Disorders / therapy*
  • Professional-Patient Relations*
  • Prognosis
  • Psychotherapy / methods*