• Radomir Z Belopavlović Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju
  • Tanja Petrović Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju
  • Snežana Tovilović Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju



In this paper we discuss the issue of the Dodo verdict, i.e the empirically supported notion that different psychotherapeutic modalities have same outcomes. Firstly, we present the historical backround of this notion, and link it with the current issues in psychotherapy.  Conversely, we present the pertinent literature which focuses on the similarities and differences in outcomes across modalities as well as elucidate recognised effective instances in psychotherapy. Additionaly, we discuss the trends in efficacy research and posit questions about the nature of the theory and practice of psychotherapy.  We also provide a critique and offer different perspectives on the importance and meaning of the Dodo conjecture, concerning both therapeutic and extra – therapeutic consequences and corellates.


Keywords: psychotherapy, efficacy, Dodo verdict

Biografije autora

Radomir Z Belopavlović, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju
Tanja Petrović, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju
doktor psiholoških nauka
Snežana Tovilović, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju
Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju; docent - doktor psiholoških nauka


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