The medical model approach to psychotherapy, like the medical model of illness, rests on the assumption that problematic behavior arises from the disruption of internal pathogenic processes. As a result, assessment and treatment emphasize the measurement and modification of presumed intrapsychic determinants of behavior. Criticisms of the medical model combined with changes in mental health care have reduced the acceptability of this approach and, as a result, it is less frequently used in clinical settings. Adherents of the medical model are calling for changes that will permit inclusion of scientifically-based assessment and treatment procedures. This broadening of the medical model will be needed if it is to survive as an approach to psychotherapy.

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