Improving Therapeutic Communication: A Guide for Developing Effective Techniques

Improving Therapeutic Communication: A Guide for Developing Effective Techniques

Jossey-Bass
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Book Description

Throughout the book, the authors focus on the basic skills thatfacilitate communications in therapy (empathy, respect,authenticity, relating in the here-and-now, and confrontation) andexplore specific methods of using them. These skills--whichresearch shows are crucial to effective therapy--enable therapistsand counselors to
* Empathize in a caring way with the feelings of clients
* Become receptive to clients in a warm, respectful, andnonjudgmental way
* Constructively share feelings with clients in a natural, openmanner
* Therapeutically utilize moment-to-moment, here-and-nowinteraction
* Make clients aware of their inconsistencies and discrepancieswithout arousing antagonism or defensiveness