Second of four bulletins recapping 16 reviews for the American Psychological Association featuring expert advice and amalgamations of research findings on different aspects of the client-therapist relationship. With the overview of the reviews, these constitute an authoritative resource for treatment staff who want to develop their relationship skills. This second bulletin focuses on major elements which coalesce into the recovery-promoting bond between client and therapist.
“Findings have drawn attention to a significant body of work that seeks to understand what makes psychotherapy effective. This highlights a number of areas applicable to day-to-day addictions work and should be essential reading for anyone looking to improve their ability to form effective working relationships with their clients.” Dr Luke Mitcheson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, England