Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness

Hardcover | May 17, 2011

EditorJohn C. Norcross

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First published in 2002, the landmark Psychotherapy Relationships That Work broke new ground by focusing renewed and corrective attention on the substantial research behind the crucial (but often overlooked) client-therapist relationship. This thoroughly revised edition brings a decade ofadditional research to the same task. In addition to updating each chapter, the second edition features new chapters on the effectiveness of the alliance with children and adolescents, the alliance in couples and family therapy, real-time feedback from clients, patient preferences, culture, andattachment style. The new editon provides "two books in one" - one on evidence-based relationship elements and one on evidence-based methods of adapting treatment to the individual patient. Each chapter features a specific therapist behavior that improves treatment outcome, or a transdiagnostic patient characteristic(such as reactance, preferences, culture, stage of change) by which clinicians can effectively tailor psychotherapy. All chapters provide original, comprehensive meta-analyses of the relevant research; clinical examples, and research-supported therapeutic practices by distinguished contributors. Theresult is a compelling synthesis of the best available research, clinical expertise, and patient characteristics in the tradition of evidence-based practice. The second edition of Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness proves indispensible for any mental health professional.

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First published in 2002, the landmark Psychotherapy Relationships That Work broke new ground by focusing renewed and corrective attention on the substantial research behind the crucial (but often overlooked) client-therapist relationship. This thoroughly revised edition brings a decade ofadditional research to the same task. In additio...

This book is edited by John C. Norcross, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:May 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction1. John C. Norcross and Michael J. Lambert: Evidence-Based Therapy RelationshipsII. Effective Elements of the Therapy Relationship: What Works in General2. Adam O. Horvath, A. C. Del Re, Christopher Fluckiger, and Dianne Symonds: Alliance in Individual Psychotherapy3. Stephen R. Shirk and Marc Karver: Alliance in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy4. Myrna L. Friedlander, Valentin Escudero, Laurie Heatherington, and Gary M. Diamond: Alliance in Couple and Family Therapy5. Gary M. Burlingame, Debra Theobald McClendon, and Jennifer Alonso: Cohesion in Group Therapy6. Robert Elliott, Arthur C. Bohart, Jeanne C. Watson, and Leslie S. Greenberg: Empathy7. Georgiana Shick Tryon and Greta Winograd: Goal Consensus and Collaboration8. Barry A. Farber and Erin M. Doolin: Positive Regard and Affirmation9. Gregory G. Kolden, Marjorie H. Klein, Chia-Chiang Wang, and Sara B. Austin: Congruence/Genuineness10. Michael J. Lambert and Kenichi Shimokawa: Collecting Client Feedback11. Jeremy D. Safran, J. Christopher Muran, and Catherine Eubanks-Carter: Repairing Alliance Ruptures12. Jeffrey A. Hayes, Charles J. Gelso, and Ann M. Hummel: Management of CountertransferenceIII. Tailoring the Therapy Relationship to the Individual Patient: What Works in Particular13. Larry E. Beutler, T. Mark Harwood, Aaron Michelson, Xiaoxia Song, and John Holman: Reactance/Resistance Level14. John C. Norcross, Paul M. Krebs, and James O. Prochaska: Stages of Change15. Joshua K. Swift, Jennifer L. Callahan, and Barbara M. Vollmer: Preferences16. Timothy B. Smith, Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, and Guillermo Bernal: Culture17. Larry E. Beutler, T. Mark Harwood, Satoko Kimpara, David Verdirame, and Kathy Blau: Coping Style18. Michael J. Constantino, Carol R. Glass, Diane B. Arnkoff, Rebecca M. Ametrano, and JuliAnna Z. Smith: Expectations19. Kenneth N. Levy, William D. Ellison, Lori N. Scott, and Samantha L. Bernecker: Attachment Style20. Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Joshua N. Hook, Don E. Davis, and Michael A. McDaniel: Religion and SpiritualityIV. Conclusions and Guidelines21. John C. Norcross and Bruce E. Wampold: Research Conclusions and Clinical Practices

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"An intriguing issue that has fascinated therapy researchers and practicing clinicians alike has been the question of how therapy works. Acknowledging the findings that therapy techniques do indeed contribute to the change process, this empirically based volume convincingly documents the veryimportant role that the therapy relationships plays as well. It is a timely and comprehensive contribution that is relevant for both clinicians and researchers." --Marvin R. Goldfried, Ph.D., President, Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) and Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University