Respect-Focused Therapy : Honoring Clients through the Therapeutic Relationship and Process Hardback
Part of the Explorations in Mental Health series
Therapists have a unique opportunity and responsibility to provide a respectful environment for their clients, yet respect has not received adequate attention in the psychotherapy community and related research.
Respect-Focused Therapy: Honoring Clients Through the Therapeutic Relationship and Process sets forth the formulation of respect-focused therapy (RFT), a new approach to psychotherapy that addresses the quality of the client-therapist relationship and therapeutic process.
This volume treats respect as a combination of action, attitude and open-mindedness, urging therapists to recognize their own biases and beliefs and be willing to suspend them for the benefit of their clients.
Using Martin Buber's "I-Thou" relationship as a conceptual model, Slay-Westbrook provides core principles of respect and demonstrates how to incorporate these into the therapeutic relationship to best foster a healing environment.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 124 pages, 4 Line drawings, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/09/2016
- Category: Counselling & advice services
- ISBN: 9781138906907