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Chapter 9: Resolving Unfinished Business: A Program of Study
We have long lamented the lack of integration between research and practice. In our view they are inextricably linked and each is inherently necessary for the continuing growth and development of the other. In this chapter, we will describe how our research perspective and program of study are implicitly intertwined with therapy practice.
What follows is a description of a program of psychotherapy research that focused on the processes of client change related to the resolution of a particular client problematic emotional state. According to a process-experiential theory of therapy (Greenberg, Rice & Elliott 1993), client presenting problems, including traditionally defined clinical syndromes such as anxiety and depression, can be ...