Psychotherapy Relationships That Work

Psychotherapy Relationships That Work : Therapist Contributions and Responsiveness to Patients

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Many efforts to improve therapy have focused on codifying evidence-based treatments, but in doing so have left the psychotherapeutic relationship behind. Psychotherapy Relationships That Work is the first book to assemble the numerous advances in understanding the critical relationship between the clinician and the patient into one accessible volume. The volume brings together a distinguished group of psychologists to take stock of which elements of the therapy relationship work, which look promising, and how relationships can be customised to the individual patient. It represents the culmination of three years of systematic analysis on the part of the APA Division 29 Task Force on Empirically Supported Therapy Relationships to identify, operationalize, and disseminate information on empirically supported therapy relationships. These eminent researchers and clinicians examined the empirical research done to date that illuminates the therapeutic relationship as well as the evidence-based practices that may be used to cultivate and customise that relationship. Each chapter defines the relationship or patient quality - such as empathy, congruence, or attachment style - provides clinical examples, reviews the empirical research and highlights therapeutic practices ensuing from the research results. The volume concludes with recommendations and a discussion of the implications for future training, research and policy. Psychotherapy Relationships That Work will be an indispensable reference for all mental health practitioners, including psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors and mental health more

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  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 177.8 x 256.54 x 38.1mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 line illustrations
  • 0195143469
  • 9780195143461
  • 844,794

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"This book is clearly written and presents material with which anyone interested in increasing therapy effectiveness should be familiar." --Susan Llewelyn, Course Director, Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology"Psychotherapy Relationships That Work is a superb contemporary textbook and reference source for students and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of person-related psychotherapy." -Psychotherapy Research"One is struck with the thoroughness of all the chapters and the care and detail of presentation." Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention"This edited volume is a welcome addition to the literature on Empirically Supported treatments. The book's unique contribution is on the relationship as the narrative dimension. Professor Norcross has brought together an impressive array of contributors and tackled 21 different dimensions in applied chapters. Also, recommendations on Empirically Supported Treatment are explained from the Amshow more

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction; 1. Empirically Supported Therapy Relationships; 2. Research Summary on the Therapeutic Relationship and Psychotherapy Outcome; Part 2: Effective Elements; A: General Elements of the Therapy Relationship; 3. The Alliance; 4. Cohesion in Group Therapy; 5. Empathy; 6. Goal Consensus and Collaboration; B: Customizing the Therapy Relationship to the Individual Patient; 7. Resistance; 8. Functional Impairment and Coping Style; Part 3: Promising Elements; A: General Elements of the Therapy Relationship; 9. Positive Regard; 10. Congruence; 11. Feedback; 12. Repairing Alliance Ruptures; 13. Self-Disclosure; 14. The Management of Countertransference; 15. Relational Interpretations; B: Customising the Therapy Relationship to the Individual Patient; 16. Stages of Change; 17. Anaclitic/Sociotropic and Introjective/Autonomous Dimensions; 18. Expectations and Preferences; 19. Assimilation of Problematic Experiences; 20. Attachment Style; 21. Religion and Spirituality; 22. Cultural and Demographic Diversity; 23. Personality Disorders; Part 4: Conclusions and Guidelines; 24. Empirically Supported Therapy Relationships: Conclusions and Recommendations of the Division Task Force; Appendix A: Chapter Guidelines; Appendix B: Evaluation of Research Studiesshow more

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