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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...

The Therapeutic Relationship
The Therapeutic Relationship
Alanna O’Broin

As social beings with our own ideas of what relationships are, we will have our own perspective on what the therapeutic relationship is. Meanwhile the commonly held view in the research literature is that the therapeutic relationship is a term that defines ‘the feelings and attitudes that therapist and client have toward one another, and the manner in which these are expressed’.1,2 Beyond this broad, consensual definition, disagreements and multiple perspectives exist on what constitutes the therapeutic relationship (also commonly termed the alliance, the therapeutic alliance and the working alliance). Each of the chapters in this book includes its own perspective on the therapeutic relationship, either through the lens of a particular theoretical approach, or through the lens ...

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