The Second Edition of Herschel Knapp's Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills provides beginners and seasoned professionals with the skills to navigate the facts and feelings endemic to professional therapeutic communication. With a comprehensive perspective, Dr. Knapp clearly and effectively explains differences between casual and therapeutic relationships, focusing on key elements such as the therapeutic process, social and emotional factors, and professionalism. Organized into discrete sections to highlight individual skills, each chapter follows a unified format, encouraging readers to apply their knowledge frequently.

Defining the Therapeutic Relationship

Defining the therapeutic relationship

This chapter contrasts the role of the casual helper—who informally provides help or guidance to friends and family—with the role of the professional helper.

Therapeutic Figures

Our conception of a proper therapeutic relationship may come from a variety of sources: We may have been involved in therapy as a client and seek to ...

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