Dr Oliver Thomson talks with clinical psychologist and psychotherapist Tobias Gustum Lindstad about dispositionalism for psychotherapy for The Words Matter Podcast CauseHealth Series.
- The relationship between evidence (EBP) and psychological practice.
- The sort of evidence that is prioritised and the prevailing philosophical assumptions around knowledge and psychological healthcare.
- His criticisms of the value of the RCTs for generating knowledge which is meaningful for psychological practice, in particular being able to account for the unique meanings, experiences and perspectives that people have, and he likens this to what he calls ‘the medical pill model’ where psychological care is tested in the same way as a medical pill might be tested in an RCT.
- We talk about the problem of standardisation in psychological care and research.
- He tells me why Humeanism must be Replaced by dispositionalism in relation to causality in psychology.
- Finally, Tobias outline the major implications of dispositionalism for psychotherapy practice, including methodological pluralism, causal singularism, avoiding pseudo-empirical research and advancing the theoretical integration of psychotherapy perspectives.
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