According to an American Psychological Association (APA) taskforce, research-based psychotherapy integrates the best available research on psychotherapy with clinician expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture and preferences. Research-based psychotherapy is traditionally defined in terms of a “three legged stool” integrating three basic principles:
- the best available research evidence bearing on whether and why a treatment work
- clinical expertise (clinical judgment and experience) to rapidly identify each patient’s unique difficulties and circumstances
- client preferences and values.
Dr. Rosenfarb uses research-based psychotherapy to combine the best available evidence in psychotherapy with his clinical expertise, taking into account what each individual needs and wants in therapy and each patient’s unique cultural background.