Norcross J C, Alford B A, DeMichele J T: The future of psychotherapy: Delphi data and concluding observations.
Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training 29(1): 150-158, 1992.
Abstract: Studied predictions of trends in psychotherapy over the next decade by 75 psychologists, using Delphi methodology. Directive, present-centered, problem-focused, and brief therapies were expected to increase, whereas historically oriented, comparatively passive, and long-term approaches were predicted to decrease. Self-help groups and social workers were expected to proliferate, while the proportion of psychotherapy provided by psychiatrists was expected to diminish. Integrative, systemic, and cognitive orientations will be in the ascendancy, as opposed to classical psychoanalysis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)