Dr. John Norcross discusses specific practices and psychological tests that do not work in psychotherapy LF: So we’ve talked a lot about what works in psychotherapy. But can you say a little bit about what doesn’t? JN: Sure. We’ve been doing research over the last 10 or 15 years, trying to complement what works with… Read more »Learn More
John C. Norcross, PH.D.
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Dr. John Norcross discusses new findings in neuroscience and their impact on psychotherapy LF: And what do you think about all the new findings in neuroscience? Are they really informing psychotherapy or are they not so important? JN: Well, I’m excited by it. But my answer is, really; not much — and profoundly influencing it…. Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross talks about his view of the future of psychotherapy LF: So, what do you see as kind of the future of psychotherapy, particularly of integrative psychotherapy? JN: You know, every ten years, Jim Petrowski and I conduct a Delphi poll of expert psychotherapists about what’s going to occur in the next 10… Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross discusses the impact of a therapist’s confidence on the outcome of a therapeutic endeavor LF: Isn’t there some research showing that if you don’t – how much the therapist believes in what they’re doing has a big effect, as well? JN: Yeah. It’s our hope – you know, most of us talk… Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross on training options for interpretive psychotherapy LF: Where can interns find training in interpretive psychotherapy? JN: Oh, lots of places these days. It’s integration or the older term, eclecticism, remains the modal theoretical orientation of psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and social workers. So, in virtually all graduate programs, anywhere between a quarter and… Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross talks about the therapeutic intersection of cultural universalism and cultural relativism LF: How about the aspect of being culturally relevant? I was curious about your take on that because you see a lot of focus on cultural relativity or … and people sort of say, all these people are like this and… Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross discusses the methodology portion of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work. JN: So, in that second part of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work, we look at decades, now, of compelling research on how to tailor or personalize therapy to the individual client. And guess what? We find the old motto, “different strokes… Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross and the significance of the therapist/client relationship JN: When you follow up patients, when you ask them what seemed to make a difference, in cognitive therapy, in interpersonal therapy and even the medication condition, clients overwhelmingly voted that it was the relationship that made the difference. So even in this wonderfully controlled,… Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross discusses his publication, Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work LF: So, we’re going to switch over and talk about psychotherapy and treatment and you recently published your second edition of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work. The results of an APA interdivisional task force that compiled over 20 + meta-analyses, what works in psychotherapy… Read more »Learn More
Dr. John Norcross talks about Public Health approach to psychotherapy. LF: How would you take a Public Health approach to psychotherapy? I’m curious about how you see that being implemented. JN: Well, in two or three ways. One is to be proactive, rather than waiting for people to call us, we go out and get… Read more »Learn More