Introduction: Developing the therapeutic relationship

Orya Tishby, Hadas Wiseman

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During the last 2 decades, remarkable progress has been made in psychotherapy research, specifically in the development of evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders. In the reality of clinical practice, technique and relationship are intertwined and cannot be neatly separated—the therapy process consists of a synergy between technique and relationship. Applying a specific technique may strengthen the bond, whereas a strong bond may support the use of techniques that move clients out of their comfort zone. This book examines the development of the therapeutic relationship through different "lenses" based on theory, research, and practice. This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book and its chapters. In examining the process of change in the case studies, the authors of each chapter outline their theoretical basis for the case (which may represent one or more models of psychotherapy) and describe the course of therapy. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping the Therapeutic Relationship
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating case studies, research, and practice
EditorsO. Tishby, H. Wiseman
Place of PublicationWashington DC
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1-4338-2922-2
StatePublished - 2018


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