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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

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.

Self-Disclosure in the Therapeutic Relationship

Author: M. Fisher,Sharon A. Shueman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489935827
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.

The Impact of Parenthood on the Therapeutic Relationship

Awaiting the Therapist's Baby
Author: April E. Fallon,Virginia Brabender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317312481
Category: Psychology
Page: 434
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This volume covers the range of reactions that both patients and clients have to the circumstance of a child entering the therapist’s family. Through research, the authors show these reactions can be extremely powerful, and when fully explored can be used to advance the therapy and the development of the patient. Rich clinical illustrations are provided throughout the text. In addition, the reader is offered many therapeutic strategies for working with patient-therapist reactions as they unfold. Many practical issues arise in conjunction with this life transition. Examples include announcing a pregnancy or an imminent adoption, planning parental leave and covering the patient’s needs during the hiatus. In this second edition, therapists who are members of LGBT families and single parent families are described in terms of their special needs, challenges and resources. This updated edition also contains a new chapter on special problems that can arise during pregnancy.

The Therapeutic Relationship in Psychoanalysis, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Author: Petrūska Clarkson
Publisher: Singular Publishing Group
Category: Psychology
Page: 391
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This is a 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.

An Introduction to the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Stephen Paul,Divine Charura
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473908701
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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The therapeutic relationship is considered to be the most significant factor in achieving positive therapeutic change. As such, it is essential that trainee and practising therapists are able to facilitate a strong working alliance with each of their clients. This book will help them do just that, by offering a practical and evidence-based guide to all aspects of the therapeutic relationship in counselling and psychotherapy. Cross-modal in its approach, this book examines the issues impacting on the therapeutic relationship true to all models of practice. Content covered includes: - The history of the therapeutic relationship - The place of the therapeutic relationship in a range of therapy settings, including IAPT - Concepts and practical skills essential for establishing and maintaining a successful working alliance - The application of the therapeutic relationship to a variety of professional roles in health and social care - Practice issues including potential challenges to the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity and personal and professional development - Research and new developments Using examples, points for reflection and chapter aims and summaries to help consolidate learning, the authors break down the complex and often daunting topic of the therapeutic relationship, making this essential reading for trainee and practising therapists, as well as those working in a wider range of health, social care and helping relationships.

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.

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 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.

The Therapeutic Alliance

Author: William W. Meissner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300066845
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 385
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One point on which the various helping professions agree is that the crucial factor in the success of therapy is the therapeutic alliance - the collaborative relationship a therapist forms with a patient. This work examines the prevailing ideas about the therapeutic alliance.

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.