The Therapeutic Alliance

The Therapeutic Alliance : The Vital Element of Clinical Practice

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In this exploration of the complexity of the therapeutic relationship, Dr William Meissner argues that in any therapy, the therapeutic alliance is the key factor for success. He differentiates this alliance from both the transference and the real relationships, and provides a set of principles to guide the therapist's interventions. These principles are discussed in relation to a variety of important issues: neutrality and abstinence, analytic listening, the use of humour, and the role of the therapist's values in the treatment more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 788g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • index & references
  • 076570322X
  • 9780765703224