Psychotherapy Relationships That Work, Volume 1

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John C. Norcross, Michael J. Lambert
Oxford University Press, 2019 - Psychology - 688 pages
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 highly cited, widely adopted classic is now presented in two volumes: Evidence-based Therapist Contributions, edited by John C. Norcross and Michael J. Lambert; and Evidence-based Therapist Responsiveness, edited by John C. Norcross and Bruce E. Wampold.

Each chapter in the two volumes features a specific therapist behavior that improves treatment outcome, or a transdiagnostic patient characteristic by which clinicians can effectively tailor psychotherapy. In addition to updates to existing chapters, the third edition features new chapters on the real relationship, emotional expression, immediacy, therapist self-disclosure, promoting treatment credibility, and adapting therapy to the patient's gender identity and sexual orientation.

All chapters provide original meta-analyses, clinical examples, landmark studies, diversity considerations, training implications, and most importantly, research-infused therapeutic practices by distinguished contributors. Featuring expanded coverage and an enhanced practice focus, the third edition of the seminal Psychotherapy Relationships That Work offers a compelling synthesis of the best available research, clinical expertise, and patient characteristics in the tradition of evidence-based practice.

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The Third Task Force
2 Alliance in Adult Psychotherapy
3 Alliance in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
4 Alliances in Couple and Family Therapy
5 Goal Consensus and Collaboration
6 Cohesion in Group Therapy
7 Empathy
8 Positive Regard and Affirmation
11 SelfDisclosure and Immediacy
12 Emotional Expression
13 Cultivating Positive Outcome Expectation
14 Promoting Treatment Credibility
15 Managing Countertransference
16 Repairing Alliance Ruptures
17 Collecting and Delivering Client Feedback
Results Conclusions and Practices

9 CongruenceGenuineness
10 The Real Relationship

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John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a clinical psychologist in part-time practice. He is past-president of the APA Society of Clinical Psychology, the APA Division of Psychotherapy, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Among his 25 coauthored books are the Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration, Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health, Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Psychology, Psychologists' Desk Reference, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now in its 9th edition.

Michael J. Lambert, PhD, was Susa Young Gates University Professor and Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University. He is currently retired from his academic position and is a part-time clinician in private practice. He authored Prevention of Treatment Failure and edited the fifth and sixth editions of Bergin and Garfield's Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change. He is past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

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