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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


CAMPAGNE, Daniel M.. Therapists are not born but made. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.121, pp.75-95. ISSN 2340-2733.

At the end of the last century, sufficient evidence had been collected to scientifically identify the common factors of psychological therapy in general, and provide them with a relative measured and contrasted weight. The results indicate that therapy efficacy depends not on the therapist but on the client. This gave a solid base to modern psychotherapy which, with due respect to different schools and techniques, now is guided more by validated facts than by theoretical suppositions, however convincing these seem. The four common factors of what really works in psychotherapy are necessary knowledge for therapy professionals, both clinical and educational or in personal growth.

Keywords : Psychotherapy; efficacy; common factors; client; personal growth.

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