Honors: Stephen Fife

Stephen Fife (Marriage and Family Therapy) is coauthor of an article published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy that won the publication's Best Article of 2014 Award. His coauthors were Jason Whiting, Sean Davis, and Kay Bradford. The article, "The Therapeutic Pyramid: A Common Factors Synthesis of Techniques, Alliance, and Way of Being," presents a meta-model of psychotherapy that synthesizes important common factors of change in therapy. The publication is the top journal in the discipline. Comments from the reviewers include:

  • "A very useful paper for supporting the training of future therapists and researchers. I would highly recommend this article for all introductory couple and family therapy courses as it promotes a highly needed conversation in the field."
  • "This is a strong theoretical meta model. It moves the idea of common factors forward. It also has important training and research implications."
  • "Of all the articles, this one has the greatest promise for advancing the field. It extends the conceptualization of the common factors in practical ways. I would see this article being one that would be on reading lists in training programs in psychotherapy training programs, regardless of discipline."

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