5. Enhancing the Therapeutic Alliance

  1. Fredrike Bannink

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328941.ch5

Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success

Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success

How to Cite

Bannink, F. (2012) Enhancing the Therapeutic Alliance, in Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328941.ch5

Author Information

  1. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119952701

Online ISBN: 9781118328941

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Keywords:

  • applications, enhancing the therapeutic alliance;
  • alliance for client improvement, robust predictors of outcome;
  • positive alliance, Positive CBT impossible with the negative unacknowledged;
  • clients given the option, of strengths- and solutions-focused/problem-focused;
  • hope theory, setting goals that ‘stretch’ the clients;
  • pathway thinking, perceived capacity to mental road map and aims;
  • Walter and Peller's four strategy in a complainant-relationship;
  • client resistance as signals, for therapist in formulating appropriate questions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Building a Positive Alliance

  • Offering Acknowledgment

  • Enhancing Hope

  • Reinforcing Strengths and “What Works”

  • Enhancing Cooperation