Author: Max Rosenbaum Ph.D.
There are many methods of attitudinal change. Some people are influenced by religious healing or religious conversion. Some respond to placebo, while others have succumbed to forms of brainwashing. Jerome Frank (1961) has written about these approaches in great detail, but psychotherapy remains the most effective method of attitudinal change. Group psychotherapy, which harnesses the talents of both patients and the trained group leader, tremendously reinforces the effects of individual psychotherapy.