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This bulletin is devoted to reports from a high-level task force convened by the American Psychological Association to identify effective psychotherapy relationships and ways to adapt therapy to characteristics of patients other than diagnosis, such as their personalities or cultural backgrounds. The task force commissioned reviews synthesising research on promising ways to match therapeutic approaches to different types of patients, which were published in a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology. These reviews and the introductory article are listed below. While not specific to drug or alcohol problems, many of the studies included in the reviews concern these problems and a high proportion of drug or alcohol patients suffer from the mental health problems addressed by the other studies. The reviews offer comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations on how to maximise the benefits of psychosocial therapy.