The y Model: An integrated, evidence-based approach to teaching psychotherapy competencies
Objective: The authors' goal was to develop an integrated model for teaching psychotherapy competencies across schools of therapy. Method: The authors surveyed the comparative psychotherapy process literature to identify core features of psychotherapy shared across schools and differentiate those features from the defining features of psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Results: The resulting Y Model for teaching psychotherapy competencies locates core processes of therapy that are shared across schools on the stem of the Y, differentiates psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy on the branches of the Y, and locates supportive therapy largely on the stem of the Y. Conclusions: The Y Model offers an efficient, integrated, evidence-based system for teaching psychotherapy competencies across schools in a conceptually clear way that is free of competition and bias between schools. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Plakun, E., Sudak, D., & Goldberg, D. (2009). The y Model: An integrated, evidence-based approach to teaching psychotherapy competencies. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 15 (1), 5-11. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.pra.0000344914.54082.eb