The Therapeutic Relationship in Psychotherapy Practice : An Integrative Perspective, Paperback / softback Book

The Therapeutic Relationship in Psychotherapy Practice : An Integrative Perspective Paperback / softback


The Therapeutic Relationship in Psychotherapy Practice: An Integrative Perspective explores the key components of the patient-therapist relationship in psychotherapy, as well as how these elements affect the treatment process and outcomes and what therapists may do to enhance the relationship.

Dr. Gelso posits a tripartite model in which the therapeutic relationship is seen as being composed of three interlocking elements: a real or personal relationship, a working alliance, and a transference-countertransference configuration that exist in each and every therapeutic relationship.

Focusing on what psychotherapists can do to foster strong and facilitative relationships with their patients, the book includes substantial material drawn from clinical practice, with an ever-present eye on research findings.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Doctor/patient relationship
  • ISBN: 9781138999800



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