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")
PsycINFO has terms that help you find outcomes:
TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION
For more specific issues, you might also want to include:
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.
MULITMODAL TREATMENT APPROACH
MUTUAL STORYTELLING TECHINIQUE
PHYSICAL TREATMENT METHODS
RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY
SELF HELP TECHNIQUES
SYMPTOMS BASED TREATMENT
THERAPEUTIC SOCIAL CLUBS
TWELVE STEP PROGRAMS
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.
PsycINFO has terms that help you apply your theoretical orientation to practice.
TREATMENT (PsycINFO suggests you use a more specific term)