What is it that
makes some therapists so much more effective than others, even when they are
delivering the same evidence-based treatment? This instructive book identifies specific interpersonal
skills and attitudes—often overlooked in clinical training—that facilitate
better client outcomes across a broad range of treatment methods and contexts.
Reviewing 70 years of psychotherapy research, the preeminent authors show that
empathy, acceptance, warmth, focus, and other characteristics of effective
therapists are both measurable and teachable. Richly illustrated with annotated
sample dialogues, the book gives practitioners and students a blueprint for
learning, practicing, and self-monitoring these crucial clinical skills.