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Current Status of the Collective Heart Treatment Model

The case material presented in the preceding chapters is intended not only to illustrate the Collective Heart treatment model, but also to provide a basis for preliminary evaluation of its efficacy. At this stage model implementation, formal evaluation is not yet possible. There arc several reasons for this. I am the only clinician who has utilized the model to date. Second, it has been used with a small number of clients who are not fully representative of the DID population. there are far too many uncontrolled variables to draw any reliable conclusions regarding the model's efficacy. Before empirical assessment is however, the fairly consistent anecdotal evidence permits preliminary, qualitative evaluation to determine whether the model shows promise and whether it appears to carry cxcessi ve risk.