Good treatment

goodtreatment

Short description

Efficacy, expedience, and economy are widely seen as necessary and sufficient criteria for “good treatment”. In Switzerland, this corresponds to the so-called WZW-criteria (Wirksamkeit, Zweckmässigkeit und Wirtschaftlichkeit). However, we elaborate on whether and how a fourth criterion should be seen as necessary for “good treatment” which is ethics.

Collaboratoring universities – persons

  • Prof. Jens Gaab, PhD - University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Heike Gerger, PhD - University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Cosima Locher - University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Antje Frey Nascimento - University of Basel, Switzerland

Involved PAPE group researchers

Publications

  • Trachsel, M. (in press). Ethik in der Psychotherapie. In. W. Rief, E. Schramm, & B. Strauss (Hrsg.) Psychologische Psychotherapie – Ein kompetenzorientiertes Lehrbuch. München: Elsevier.
     
  • Gerger, H., Frey Nascimento, A., Locher, C., Gaab, J., & Trachsel, M. (2020). What are the key characteristics of a 'good' psychotherapy? Calling for ethical patient involvement. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11:406.
     
  • Gaab, J., & Trachsel, M. (2019). Was wirkt, ist nicht immer gut. Ethik als notwendiges Kriterium für eine gute Psychotherapie. Psychoscope, 1, 19-21.
     
  • Trachsel, M., & Gaab, J. (2018, June). The “Big Four E” of good psychotherapy: effectiveness, expediency, economy, and ethics. Presentation held at the 22nd World Congress of Psychotherapy of the International Federation of Psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.