Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance : A Relational Treatment Guide

Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance : A Relational Treatment Guide

Book Title: Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance : A Relational Treatment Guide

Author: Anthony Bateman

Format: Paperback | 260 pages

Publication Date: 28 Aug 2003

ISBN-13: 9781572308695

A half-century of psychotherapy research has shown that the quality of the therapeutic alliance is the most robust predictor of treatment success. This unique book provides a systematic framework for negotiating ruptures and strains in the therapeutic alliance and transforming them into therapeutic breakthroughs. Cutting-edge developments in psychoanalysis and other modalities are synthesized with original research and clinical wisdom gleaned from years of work in the field. The result is a practical and highly sophisticated guide that spells out clear principles of intervention while at the same time inspiring therapists toward greater creativity.