Author: Carlo C. DiClemente
The proliferation of psychotherapy systems reflects the complex, interactive nature of psychotherapy, which involves the varied dimensions of client, therapist, relationship, problem, and interventions. The daily dilemma facing the clinician is what to do, when, with whom, in what way, with which problem. Both the research literature and the experience of many clinicians seem to indicate that no single system of therapy addresses adequately all these questions. The practical solution for many therapists is an amalgam of two or more favorite systems.