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Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness

John C. Norcross


The second edition of this book identifies effective elements of therapy relationships (what works in general) as well as effective methods of tailoring or adapting therapy to the individual patient (what works in particular). Each chapter features a specific therapist behavior (e.g., alliance, empathy, support, collecting feedback) that demonstrably improves treatment outcomes or a nondiagnostic patient characteristic (e.g., reactance, preferences, culture, attachment style) by which to effectively tailor psychotherapy. Each chapter presents operational definitions, clinical examples, compreh ... More

Keywords: psychotherapy, cooperative behavior, professional-patient relations, psychotherapy/methods, clinical competence, mental disorders/therapy, evidence-based medicine, treatment outcome, evidence-based practice, meta-analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199737208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John C. Norcross, editor
University of Scranton
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