21. A Common Factors Perspective of Relationship Counseling

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Ruth Ingrid Sturmey1,
  2. Patricia Noller2 and
  3. Gery C. Karantzas3

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch21

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Sturmey, R. I., Noller, P. and Karantzas, G. C. (2012) A Common Factors Perspective of Relationship Counseling, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Relationships Australia, Victoria, PO Box 180, 2 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia 3124

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  3. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • relationship counseling;
  • psychology of relationships, practice of couple therapy;
  • couple therapy, common factors perspective;
  • therapists, practice guided by relationship research;
  • therapeutic alliance;
  • therapist effectiveness;
  • therapist characteristics, influencing therapeutic outcomes;
  • knowledge about relationship research;
  • complex interplay, common factors and therapeutic models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Therapeutic Alliance

  • Therapist and Client Factors

  • Expectancy Effects

  • Relationship Research: Current Findings, Future Trends, and Therapist Uptake

  • Implications for Practice and Service Delivery

  • Conclusion

  • References