The strength of the therapeutic alliance (TA) and the impact it has on the success of psychotherapy is an area that has been extensively researched over the years (Falkenström, Granström, & Holmqvist, 2014; Hendriksen, Peen, Van, Barber, & Dekker, 2014; Schechter, Goldblatt, & Maltsberger, 2013). This review will highlight the key research findings and issues surrounding the TA and its influence on the clinical practice of psychotherapy. The concept of the TA stems largely from Bordin’s influential
Intelligence and reflective practice are integral components of building a therapeutic relationship in nursing Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to recognize, control and analyse emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and bound. Reflective practice is a process by which one can stop and think about one’s practice, knowingly analyse decision making and use theory which are appropriate. The therapeutic relationship refers to the relationship between
The long-term goal of any counselling session is to aid the client in their overcoming and defeat of obstacles they may face through the facilitation of psychological tools and theories. The evolution of psychology over the last 100 years has seen numerous theories put forth for application to therapy in the clinical setting. Two widely used and well-founded methods include Behaviour Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. The dynamics of Behaviour Therapy were first discovered by the famous researcher
the BETA treatment system, which stands for background, emotions, thoughts, and actions. According to Seligman, all theories are either focused on a person’s background, emotions, thoughts or their actions. For this reason, we will discuss three prominent forms of individual counseling therapy used today. The three types of therapy are Adlerian Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. The following paper will seek to introduce the key concepts, therapeutic approach
disorders in ways that are not clear to doctors and medical researchers. In recent years, alcoholism and substance abuse have been labeled as diseases because of new research findings that doctors have discovered regarding the biological and psychological factors causing someone to become an alcoholic or a substance abuser. Anyone who has a friend of family member who suffers from any form of substance abuse knows the extreme difficulty of helping the suffering individual seek help and recover.
psychotherapy is nondirective, thus allowing the client to develop his own awareness. The therapist also tries to emphasize the client's internal self-relationships and not concentrate on relationships with others. One of the keys to this type of therapy is a fostering of empathy in a therapeutic environment in which the client can feel comfortable to engage in his search for self-awareness and answers. The therapist accomplishes this through "empathic reflection, empathic following ("uh-huh's"), and empathic
obtain a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with a concentration in psychology. This will translate to my plan to attend graduate school to develop the credentials necessary to fulfill my dream. My long term objective is to design a treatment plan that will integrate many therapeutic and counseling services provided in a patient-centered medical home model with the goal of offering holistic and family services that assist persons suffering with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or acquired brain injury (ABI).
to see the world and ourselves anew, in order to break from negative ideas about human nature, improve our mental health, and ultimately self-actualize. The goal of humanistic psychology is to address these struggles of the mind and to become an alliance to the solution, through techniques such as empowerment and positive regard. The theory begins with the assumption that people have free will, that they are innately good, and that they have intrinsic value. It also assumes that people have the innate