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How do psychological treatments work? Investigating mediators of change

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Little is known about how psychological treatments work. Research on treatment-induced mediators of change may be of help in identifying potential causal mechanisms through which they operate. Outcome-focused randomised controlled trials provide an excellent opportunity for such work. However, certain conceptual and practical difficulties arise when studying psychological treatments, most especially deciding how best to conceptualise the treatment concerned and how to accommodate the fact tha...

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10.1016/j.brat.2008.10.001

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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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University of Oxford
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Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
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Department of Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Rebecca Murphy
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Zafra Cooper
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Christopher G. Fairburn
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Behaviour Research and Therapy Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
1
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1-5
Publication date:
2009-01-05
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0005-7967
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uuid:ce582bf4-bffc-45a4-b494-ae7609897a83
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