The Therapeutic Relationship

Author: Petruska Clarkson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781861563811
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
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This text provides coverage of the uses and abuses of the therapeutic relationship in counselling, psychology, psychotherapy and related fields. It provides a framework for integration, pluralism or deepening singularity with reference to five kinds of therapeutic relationship potentially available in every kind of counselling or psychodynamic work. The work incoporates training and supervision perspectives and examples of course design, uses in assessment and applications to group and couples as well as to organizations. Dealing with an issue of increasing complexity, the book should be of value and significance to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, clinical and counselling psychologists and other professionals working in the field of helping human relationships such as doctors, social workers, teachers and counsellors.

Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship

Author: Steven F. Hick,Thomas Bien
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609180194
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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A number of books have explored the ways psychotherapy clients can benefit from learning and practicing mindfulness. This is the first volume to focus specifically on how mindfulness can deepen the therapeutic relationship. Grounded in research, chapters demonstrate how therapists' own mindfulness practice can help them to listen more attentively and be more fully present. Leading proponents of different treatment approaches—including behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems perspectives—illustrate a variety of ways that mindfulness principles can complement standard techniques and improve outcomes by strengthening the connection between therapist and client. Also presented are practical strategies for integrating mindfulness into clinical training.

The Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Rosanne Knox,Mick Cooper
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473916844
Category: Psychology
Page: 168
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Unravelling the issues surrounding the therapeutic relationship, this book highlights the importance of the relationship itself, of the client as a proactive agent in the process, and of the need for partnership and collaboration for effective therapy to take place. It will provide trainees and newly qualified therapists with the knowledge and skills they need to practice on a level of deep understanding and confidence.

The Therapeutic Alliance

An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice
Author: J. Christopher Muran,Jacques P. Barber
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606238876
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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This state-of-the-art book presents research-based practice guidelines that clinicians of any orientation can use to optimize the therapeutic alliance. Leading proponents of the major psychotherapeutic approaches explain just what a good alliance is, how to create it, and how to recognize and repair alliance ruptures. Applications in individual, group, couple, and family therapy are explored; case examples vividly illustrate the concepts and techniques. Links between the quality of the alliance and client outcomes are elucidated. A section on training fills a major gap in the field, reviewing proven strategies for helping therapists to develop key relationship-building skills.

Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship

Approaches to Process and Practice
Author: David Murphy,Stephen Joseph
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137368497
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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Research shows that the therapeutic relationship can offer a catalyst for healing, helping traumatized clients to make sense of and re-build their lives. This book provides practitioners with expert insight into supporting clients' recovery from trauma by placing the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the therapeutic process: • It explores the role of the therapeutic relationship across a wide range of theoretical perspectives, including humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches. • It brings together specialists from across the globe to provide practitioners with the latest thinking about client-centred work with trauma. • It considers particular aspects of psychological trauma, including posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth. This is the first book to combine trauma recovery with the therapeutic relationship. As such it is an important textbook for everyone with an interest in trauma therapy, whether as an aspect of training or of practice.

The Therapeutic Relationship Handbook: Theory & Practice

Author: Charura, Divine,Paul, Stephen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335264824
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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An exploration of the therapeutic relationship from a variety of theoretical positions for students as well as new and experienced practitioners

The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy

Author: Carmel Flaskas,Amaryll Perlesz
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 178181080X
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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Brings the issue of the therapeutic relationship in family systems therapy into focus, by examing the relationships between the client family as a system, and the use of self in therapy.

Creating the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Judith Green
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457700
Category: Psychology
Page: 144
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At the centre of good counselling and psychotherapy practice is the relationship between therapist and client. This book is an essential guide for counselling and psychotherapy students who want to explore the personal qualities and attitudes of the therapist, and to allow the client to engage in the therapeutic process with trust. The book will consider how students of counselling can develop these qualities and enhance their awareness of their attitudes, to enable them to be fully present and emotionally available in their encounters with clients.

The Therapeutic Relationship in the Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies

Author: Paul Gilbert,Robert L. Leahy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113422284X
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
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Although the therapeutic relationship is a major contributor to therapeutic outcomes, the cognitive behavioral psychotherapies have not explored this aspect in any detail. This book addresses this shortfall and explores the therapeutic relationship from a range of different perspectives within cognitive behavioral and emotion focused therapy traditions. The Therapeutic Relationship in the Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies covers new research on basic models of the process of the therapeutic relationship, and explores key issues related to developing emotional sensitivity, empathic understanding, mindfulness, compassion and validation within the therapeutic relationship. The contributors draw on their extensive experience in different schools of cognitive behavioral therapy to address their understanding and use of the therapeutic relationship. Subjects covered include: · the process and changing nature of the therapeutic relationship over time · recognizing and resolving ruptures in the therapeutic alliance · the role of evolved social needs and compassion in the therapeutic relationship · the therapeutic relationship with difficult to engage clients · self and self-reflection in the therapeutic relationship. This book will be of great interest to all psychotherapists who want to deepen their understanding of the therapeutic relationship, especially those who wish to follow cognitive behavioral approaches.

Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy

The Therapeutic Relationship
Author: David Sedgwick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113467161X
Category: Psychology
Page: 196
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The unique relationship between patient and therapist is the main healing factor in psychotherapy. This book explains the Jungian approach to the therapeutic relationship and the treatment process. David Sedgwick outlines a modern Jungian approach to psychotherapy. He introduces, considers and criticizes key aspects of Jungian and other theoretical perspectives, synthesizing approaches and ideas from across the therapeutic spectrum. Written in an accessible style and illustrated with numerous examples, this mediation on therapy and the therapeutic relationship will be invaluable to students and practitioners of both Jungian and non-Jungian therapy.

The Therapeutic Relationship

Transference, Countertransference, and the Making of Meaning
Author: Jan Wiener
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 160344372X
Category: Countertransference (Psychology)
Page: 150
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Wiener develops her own concept of the transference matrix, a model that honors one of Jung's core beliefs in the development of a symbolic capacity as an essential task of psychotherapy, but at the same time acknowledges that a capacity to symbolize can only emerge through relationship.

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

A Clinician's Guide
Author: Nikolaos Kazantzis
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462531288
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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From leading cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) experts, this book describes ways to tailor empirically supported relationship factors that can strengthen collaboration, empiricism, and Socratic dialogue and improve outcomes. In an accessible style, it provides practical clinical recommendations accompanied by rich case examples and self-reflection exercises. The book shows how to use a strong case conceptualization to decide when to target relationship issues, what specific strategies to use (for example, expressing empathy or requesting client feedback), and how to navigate the therapist's own emotional responses in session. Special topics include enhancing the therapeutic relationship with couples, families, groups, and children and adolescents. Several reproducible worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2- x 11- size.

The Therapeutic relationship in behavioural psychotherapy

Author: Cas Schaap
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471924586
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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Divided into three sections beginning with a description of the importance of common and nonspecific factors in psychotherapy. Part two details a model of managing the therapeutic relationship derived from clinical practice. This model is based on an extensive literature survey of specific strategies to influence clients. Lastly it offers a review regarding process research and instruments measuring factors of the quality of the therapeutic relationship.

Self-Disclosure in the Therapeutic Relationship

Author: M. Fisher,Sharon Shueman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781489935847
Category: Psychology
Page: 296
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The editors of the present volume were also privileged to collaborate on an earlier book, Intimacy, also published by Plenum Press. In our pref ace to that volume, we described the importance and essence of inti macy and its centrality in the domain of human relationships. After reading the contributions to that volume, a number of issues emerged and pressed for elaboration. These questions concerned the nature and parameters of intimacy. The natural extension of these con cerns can be found in the current work, Self-Disclosure in the Therapeutic Relationship. The editors, after careful consideration of the theoretical, philo sophical, and technical literature, are impressed by the relationship between intimacy and appropriate self-disclosure. Self-disclosure, in this context, refers to those behaviors that allow oneself to be suffi ciently revealing so as to become available for an intimate relationship. Levenson has referred to psychotherapy as the demystification of expe rience wherein intimacy emerges during the time that interpersonal vigilance diminishes through growing feelings of safety. Interpersonal experience can be demystified and detoxified by disclosure, openness, and authentic relatedness. This is not an easy process. Before one can be open, make contact, or reach out with authenticity, one must be available to oneself. This means making contact with-and accepting-the dark, fearful, and of ten untouched areas within the person that are often hidden even from oneself. The process of therapy enables those areas to gain conscious ness, be tolerated, and be shared with trusted others.


Toward a New Approach to the Therapeutic Relationship
Author: Steven J. Ellman,Michael Moskowitz
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461628288
Category: Psychology
Page: 210
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For many therapists it has replaced previous action terms such as acting in and acting out. Something new has been captured by this concept: a recognition of a process that may involve words but goes beyond words. For some, enactment addresses a continuous undercurrent in the interaction between patient and therapist in the realm of intersubjectivity. Others ask whether this concept adds either clarity or a new perspective to the clinical situation. This volume addresses the questions: Does the current focus on enactments entail a shift in our model of therapeutic change? Are enactments essential? Can they be dangerous, and if so, under what circumstances? Enactment is essential reading for all psychotherapists.

Relating to Clients

The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists
Author: Su Fox
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843106159
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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Covering fundamental issues relating to the relationship between complementary therapists and their clients, this text addresses topics such as communication skills, boundaries, psychotherapy and working with vulnerable clients.

Psychodynamic Techniques

Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship
Author: Karen J. Maroda
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462509592
Category: Psychology
Page: 274
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Helping therapists navigate the complexities of emotional interactions with clients, this book provides practical clinical guidelines. Master clinician Karen J. Maroda adds an important dimension to the psychodynamic literature by exploring the role of both clients' and therapists' emotional experiences in the process of therapy. Vivid case examples illustrate specific techniques for becoming more attuned to one's own experience of a client; offering direct feedback and self-disclosure in the service of treatment goals; and managing intense feelings and conflict in the relationship. Maroda clearly distinguishes between therapeutic and nontherapeutic ways to work with emotion in this candid and instructive guide.

Self and Spirit in the Therapeutic Relationship

Author: Kenneth Bragan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134797206
Category: Psychology
Page: 136
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Centered on an understanding of the self, Self and Spirit in the Therapeutic Relationship acknowledges the spiritual component in therapy and healing, but places it firmly withing a psychological framework. Drawing on a wide range of reading and personal experience, Kenneth Bragan offers a valuable introduction to ideas about the self for those just beginning on their own journey as a psychotherapist of counsellor. He shares with the reader how Kohut's theories about the self have illuminated his clincial work and explains simply what these ideas are. He shows how support for these ideas can be found in the work of Jung and also in works of literature, poetry and philosophy, where the findings of self psychology are anticipated. This book addresses a question which is becoming increasingly urgent for many people: must we simply resign ourselves to the spiritual poverty of these times?

The Therapeutic Relationship

Perspectives and Themes
Author: Sheila Haugh,Stephen Paul
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906254049
Category: Physician and patient
Page: 280
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Explores the therapeutic relationship in the psychological therapies. This book reviews the importance of the therapeutic relationship within the modalities of Psychodynamic, Existential, Gestalt, TA, CBT, Relational and Transpersonal approaches. It reviews the place of power and oppression and the social context of the relationship in therapy.

Beyond the Therapeutic Relationship

Behavioral, Biological, and Cognitive Foundations of Psychotherapy
Author: Frederic J Leger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317790790
Category: Psychology
Page: 330
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Seeking to transfer knowledge across ideological boundaries within a theoretically valid, scientific framework, Beyond the Therapeutic Relationship draws upon and relates existing research from psychotherapy and the allied fields of human behavior. Author Frederic J. Leger has successfully cut across multifarious therapies to create an integrated, high-order theory that unites psychotherapy’s disparate forces. In the process, he addresses the theoretical underpinnings of the field of psychotherapy, the paradigm of the therapeutic relationship and its centrality to therapeutic change, the difficulties of creating a “scientific discipline” from the study of the psyche, and the factionalization of psychology into different competing schools. By exploring universal variables and how they fit into a causal nexus, Beyond the Therapeutic Relationship identifies transtheoretical processes of change that cut across diverse therapies. It also offers heuristic research direction and guidance in eclectic and integrative practice as it broadens the perspective on the psychotherapeutic encounter. Combining physiological, social, and psychological research into a transtheoretical psychodynamic theory, this important text discusses: why the need for paradigmatic direction is urgent bringing nonverbal variables to the therapist’s working awareness or focus how a small range of conceptual possibilities limits knowledge of human behavior the lack of efficacy in psychotherapy the psychobiological significance of intensive experiential exploration formation of the “self” through language and discourse integrative eclecticism within transtheoretical and common factors integration Psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health therapists, and academics and students in psychology, psychiatry, and educational psychology now have a text that cuts across the multitude of therapeutic approaches to provide a theory that is empirically supported and grounded in the author’s 25 years of clinical practice. As you will see, Beyond the Therapeutic Relationship discusses the current position of the field of psychotherapy, where it needs to go, specific strategies for getting there as well as alternative interventions beyond empathy and the therapeutic relationship.