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CPSY700 - Introduction to Doctoral Studies in Counseling Psychology: Theoretical Orientation

Guide to library (and other) resources for your research needs.

Searching in PsycINFO

For your search, take terms, close to the therapy you're interested in, from the psychotherapeutic terms and OR them with the therapy you're interested in. Then choose terms from the Outcomes terms or from the Practice terms. For instance:

(mindfulness OR "acceptance and commitment therapy")
AND ("therapeutic processes")


(couples therapy OR "emotionally focused couples therapy")
AND ("treatment outcomes")

Search for Outcome Results

PsycINFO has terms that help you find outcomes:

TREATMENT OUTCOMES

PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES

TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION

For more specific issues, you might also want to include:

CLIENT ATTITUDES

TREATMENT BARRIERS

CLIENT PARTICIPATION

POSTTREATMENT FOLLOWUP

RELAPSE PREVENTION

SPONTANEOUS REMISSION

TREATMENT COMPLIANCE

TREATMENT DROPOUTS

TREATMENT DURATION

TREATMENT REFUSAL

THERAPIST SELECTION

Psychotherapeutic Terms in PsycINFO

Types of therapies with specific terms in PsycINFO. You may use these as Subject terms. Use the specific name of the therapy, e.g., Assessment and Commitment Therapy, as a keyword. Remember that PsycINFO may interpret a term differently than you do. Check in the "TERM FINDER" for clarification.

TREATMENT is the most general term for therapy in PsycINFO. It is suggested you use a more specific term if you can. 

ACTIVE LISTENING
ADVENTURE THERAPY
AGE REGRESSION (HYPNOTIC)
ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY
AUTOGENIC TRAINING
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
BIBLIOTHERAPY
BRIEF RELATIONAL THERAPY
CENTERING
CLIENT CENTERED THERAPY
COGNITIVE TECHNIQUES
CONJOINT THERAPY
COTHERAPY
COUNSELING
COUPLES THERAPY
COMPUTER ASSISTED THERAPY
CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY
CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES
CROSS CULTURAL TREATMENT
DEATH EDUCATION
DREAM ANALYSIS
EARLY INTERVENTION
EMOTION FOCUSED THERAPY
EMPTY CHAIR TECHNIQUE
ERICKSONIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY
EUTHANASIA
FREE ASSOCIATION
GUIDED IMAGERY
HOMEWORK
HYDROTHERAPY
IMPROVISATION
INTERDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT APPROACH
INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
INTERVENTION
LANGUAGE THERAPY
LIFE REVIEW
LIFE SUSTAINING THERAPY
MARRIAGE COUNSELING
MILIEU THERAPY
MINDFULNESS
MIRRORING

MORITA THERAPY
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
MOVEMENT THERAPY
MULITMODAL TREATMENT APPROACH
MULTISYSTEMIC THERAPY
MUTUAL STORYTELLING TECHINIQUE
NETWORK THERAPY
ONLINE THERAPY
PARADOXICAL TECHNIQUES
POETRY THERAPY
PREVENTION
PRIMAL THERAPY
PSYCHODRAMA
PAIN MANAGEMENT
PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION
PERSONAL THERAPY
PHYSICAL TREATMENT METHODS
PSYCHIATRY
PSYCHOEDUCATION
PSYCHOSOCIAL READJUSTMENT
PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC METHODS
PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC NEUTRALITY
PSYCHOTHERAPY
REHABILITATIONRELAXATION THERAPY
RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY
REALITY THERAPY
RELAXATION THERAPY
ROLE PLAYING
SELF HELP TECHNIQUES
SELF TALK
SENSORY INTEGRATION
SEX THERAPY
SHAMANISM
SOCIOTHERAPY
STRESS MANAGEMENT
SYMPTOMS BASED TREATMENT
THERAPEUTIC SOCIAL CLUBS
THERAPIST SELECTION
TWELVE STEP PROGRAMS
WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE

Finding a particular article in PsycINFO

You found a great article either cited in Annual Reviews, suggested by your professor, or cited in a book. How do you find it?

PsycINFO makes it easy. Fill in the information from your article into the search boxes.

Let's find this article:

Hofmann SG, Sawyer AT, Witt AA, Oh D. 2010. The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on anxiety and depression: a meta-analytic review. J. Consult. Clin. Psychol. 78:169–83.

For more detailed information, check out my blog post.

Search for Applications to Practice

PsycINFO has terms that help you apply your theoretical orientation to practice.

TREATMENT (PsycINFO suggests you use a more specific term)

THERAPEUTIC PROCESSES

CLIENT ATTITUDES

CLIENT EDUCATION

CLIENT PARTICIPATION

POSTTREATMENT FOLLOWUP

THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT

THERAPIST SELECTION

TREATMENT DURATION

TREATMENT PLANNING

TREATMENT TERMINATION

Search for Diversity Applications

MULTICULTURALISM

CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

CLASSIFICATIONS