William Stiles


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  • Ph.D., 1972, University of California, Los Angeles (Psychology)
  • Clinical psychology internship, 1970, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
  • M.A., 1968, University of California, Los Angeles (Psychology)
  • B.A., 1966, Oberlin College (Psychology)

Selected Publications

Stiles, W. B. (2018). Verbal response modes taxonomy in E. Brauner, M. Boos, & M. Kolbe (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of group interaction analysis (pp. 630-638). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316286302.045

Basto, I. M., Stiles, W. B., Rijo, D., & Salgado, J. (2018). Does assimilation of problematic experiences predict a decrease in symptom intensity? Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 25, 76-84. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2130

Stiles, W. B. (2017). Finding the right words: Symbolizing experience in practice and theory. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 16, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/14779757.2017.1298048

Stiles, W. B. (2017). The client-therapist relationship. In C. Feltham, T. Hanley, & L. A. Winter (Eds.), The Sage handbook of counselling and psychotherapy, fourth edition (pp. 66-71). London: Sage.

Stiles, W. B., & Horvath, A. O. (2017). Appropriate responsiveness as a contribution to therapist effects. In L. Castonguay & C. E. Hill (Eds.), How and why are some therapists better than others? Understanding therapist effects (pp. 71-84). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Stiles, W. B., Caro Gabalda, I., & Ribeiro, E. (2016). Exceeding the therapeutic zone of proximal development as a clinical error. Psychotherapy, 53, 268-272.  doi: 10.1037/pst0000061

Stiles, W. B., Barkham, M., & Wheeler, S. (2015). Duration of psychological therapy: Relation to recovery and improvement rates in UK routine practice. British Journal of Psychiatry207, 115–122.

Stiles, W. B. (2013). The variables problem and progress in psychotherapy research. Psychotherapy, 50, 33-41.

Stiles, W. B. (2011). Coming to terms. Psychotherapy Research21, 367-384.

Stiles, W. B. (2009). Logical operations in theory-building case studies. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 5(3), 9-22. Available: http://jrul.libraries.rutgers.edu/index.php/pcsp/article/view/973/2384

Stiles, W. B. (2009). Responsiveness as an obstacle for psychotherapy outcome research: It's worse than you think. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 16, 86-91.

Stiles, W. B., Barkham, M., Mellor-Clark, J., & Connell, J. (2008). Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural, person-centred, and psychodynamic therapies in UK primary care routine practice: Replication in a larger sample. Psychological Medicine, 38, 677–688.

Stiles, W. B. (2001). Assimilation of problematic experiences. Psychotherapy38, 462-465.

Stiles, W. B., Honos-Webb, L., & Surko, M. (1998). Responsiveness in psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice5, 439-458.

Stiles, W. B. (1993). Quality control in qualitative research. Clinical Psychology Review13, 593-618.

Stiles, W. B. (1992). Describing talk: A taxonomy of verbal response modes. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Stiles, W. B. (1987). "I have to talk to somebody." A fever model of disclosure. In V. J. Derlega & J. H. Berg (Eds.), Self-disclosure: Theory, research, and therapy (pp. 257-282). New York: Plenum Press

Stiles, W. B. (1981). Science, experience, and truth: A conversation with myself. Teaching of Psychology8, 227-230.

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: Department of Psychology

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