20 May 2019 at 10:49Share
Galabina Tarashoeva – Petra Marinova Djambazova – Bulgaria
Simposium – English – Bulgarian
“Can we prove the effectiveness of psychotherapy in research? And do we want? Especially in psychodrama?”
The question is it possible to prove effectiveness of psychotherapy, and in particular of psychodrama, through scientific research is still unanswered. Is it enough just to believe in our method? Do we want to prove its effectiveness scientifically? There are a lot of reasons “for” and “against” conducting research in psychotherapy. There are a lot of peculiarities concerning the usual design, randomization, duration, blindness, number of participants, motivation, the role of the therapist, the usage of nosological entities, etc. Are we ready and in what extend to compromise with the requirements of the “gold standard” for scientific proof and with the rules of good practice in psychotherapy?
Key words: scientific research, proving effectiveness, psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychodrama.