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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Personality and Treatment Planning for Psychotherapy: The Systematic Treatment Selection Model
Personality and treatment planning for psychotherapy: The systematic treatment selection model
Introduction

A crucial question facing professional psychologists is understanding why people change and what can be done to enhance it. One approach has been to research common factors such as the quality of the therapeutic alliance, as for example the work of Lambert (1992). Another has been to understand specific treatments tailored toward a specific diagnosis, as for example the descriptions of research-supported treatments for different diagnostic groups by Nathan and Gorman (2002). In contrast, the focus of this chapter will be to review various client factors that have been found to be relevant in both understanding change as well as tailoring psychotherapeutic interventions.

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