Esoterica: A Loyal Look at Allegiance

This week’s Esoteric Psychotherapy Paper of the Week is:

Allegiance effects in psychotherapy research: A constructivist approach,” Luis Botella and Diana Beriain, European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Volume 12, Issue 1 March 2010 , pages 55-64, The authors, at Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain, explain:

“This paper examines the concept of allegiance effects in psychotherapy research from a constructivist approach…. Alternatively, a call for methodological pluralism in psychotherapy research is made, especially regarding the inclusion of qualitative, hermeneutic, phenomenological and discovery oriented case studies that privilege the voice of clients and not only the researchers favoured constructs.”