The Therapist Relationship Analytical Essay by Nicky

The Therapist Relationship
Looks at the therapist relationship with the client, which involves the therapist as an individual with his or her own attitudes, values and philosophy.
# 148347 | 2,835 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 11, 2011 in Psychology (Rogers) , Psychology (Therapies) , Sociology (Social Work)

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This paper explains that the therapist relationship must include a genuine bond with in the therapeutic framework, the presence of unconditional and positive regard for the client, empathy, a shared agreements on the goals of the therapy and the integration of humor into the relationship. Next, the author describes the way that this relationship should be developed and its importance. The paper reviews recent research about multi-therapist teaming and group counseling.

Table of Contents:
Definition of Therapist Relationship
Elements of a Therapist Relationship
The Genuineness of the Therapist
Presence of Unconditional and Positive Regard
Shared Forms of Agreements on Goals within Therapy
Integrating Humor into the Relation
How is the Relation Developed?
How Important is this Relationship
Latest Research in Counseling and Consulting Psychology
The Approach of Multi-Therapist Team
Group Counseling and Therapy

From the Paper:

"One of the prerequisites of the relation among therapists and clients is that of an assisting relation which forms the basic elements of a therapist relationship. In this area, the contribution of Dr. Carl Rogers is one of the most pioneering and relevant. It is felt among the consulting psychologists that in the absence of the seminal and groundbreaking work of Dr. Rogers, successful therapy as it is practiced today might not have been probable. According to Dr. Rogers assisting relation is one whereby one of the participants that intend that there must be an expression, in one of them or both of them, greater appreciation of, increased operational application of the hidden inside resources of the person. Further there are about 3 important elements which according to Rogers are vital and adequate for therapeutic modification as also being the crucial aspects of the therapeutic relation.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blair, Thomas. (1996) "Multi-Therapist Treatment in the Long-Term Psychiatric Setting" Perspectives, vol. I, no. 5, pp: 304-308.
  • Hadley, John M. (1958) "Clinical and Counseling Psychology" Alfred A. Knopf: New York.
  • Marziali, Elsa; Alexander, Leslie. (1991) "The power of therapeutic relationship" American Journal of Orthopsychias, vol. 61, no. 3, pp: 383-391.
  • Norcross, John. C. (2002) "Psychotherapy relationships that works" Oxford University Press US.
  • Patterson, C. H. (1985) "The Therapeutic Relationship" Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole.

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