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By: Dennis M. Kivlighan & D. Martin Kivlighan

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 4: Therapeutic Factors: Current Theory and Research

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Therapeutic Factors: Current Theory and Research
Therapeutic factors: Current theory and research
Dennis M. KivlighanD. Martin Kivlighan

In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn (1962) argued for an episodic model of science with periods of what he called normal science interspersed with periods of revolutionary science. These periods of revolutionary science occur because scientific anomalies accumulate, showing that the old paradigm is not capable of explaining the new phenomena. In a small way, we believe that research and theory in concerning therapeutic factors (TFs) has been and is undergoing a scientific revolution.

Yalom and Leszcz's (2005) model of 11 TFs has been the predominant paradigm for understanding therapeutic actions in group therapy. However, there have been accumulating anomalies that are causing group researchers and theorists to question ...

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