Is there one approach to therapy that all therapists should use? Clarify this with examples.
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As you have found, there are literally hundreds of different therapeutic approaches! As a result, it takes some effort to learn and apply a technique you feel comfortable with.
Your question was, "Is there an approach to therapy that everyone should use?" In my professional opinion, a clinician should use an approach that has some "empirical" evidence behind it. In other words, the therapeutic technique that has some well documented research that shows the technique is effective. This is also important once a clinician becomes licensed and begins billing for their services. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to request specific types of ...
The following document discusses the question, "Is there one approach to therapy that all therapists should use?" Specific therapeutic approaches are discussed along with suggestions on how to develop a theoretical orientation.