Psychotherapy Relationships that Work: Volume 1: Evidence-Based Therapist Contributions (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780190843953

John C. Norcross; Michael J. Lambert
672 ページ
156 x 235 mm

First published in 2002, the landmark Psychotherapy Relationships That Work broke new ground by focusing renewed and corrective attention on the substantial research behind the crucial (but often overlooked) client-therapist relationship. This highly cited, widely adopted classic is now presented in two volumes: Evidence-based Therapist Contributions, edited by John C. Norcross and Michael J. Lambert; and Evidence-based Therapist Responsiveness, edited by John C. Norcross and Bruce E. Wampold. Each chapter in the two volumes features a specific therapist behavior that improves treatment outcome, or a transdiagnostic patient characteristic by which clinicians can effectively tailor psychotherapy. In addition to updates to existing chapters, the third edition features new chapters on the real relationship, emotional expression, immediacy, therapist self-disclosure, promoting treatment credibility, and adapting therapy to the patient's gender identity and sexual orientation. All chapters provide original meta-analyses, clinical examples, landmark studies, diversity considerations, training implications, and most importantly, research-infused therapeutic practices by distinguished contributors. Featuring expanded coverage and an enhanced practice focus, the third edition of the seminal Psychotherapy Relationships That Work offers a compelling synthesis of the best available research, clinical expertise, and patient characteristics in the tradition of evidence-based practice. Like the original, this new edition is "A veritable gold mine of research related to relationships, a volume that should be an invaluable reference for every student and practitioner of psychotherapy" (Psychotherapy).


1. Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Relationships: The Third Task Force
John C. Norcross & Michael J. Lambert
2. Alliance in Adult Psychotherapy
Christoph Fluckiger, A. C. Del Re, Bruce E. Wampold, & Adam O. Horvath
3. Alliance in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Marc S. Karver, Alessandro S. De Nadai, Maureen Monahan, & Stephen R. Shirk
4. Alliances in Couple and Family Therapy
Myrna L. Friedlander, Valentin Escudero, Marianne J. Welmers-van de Poll, & Laurie Heatherington
5. Goal Consensus and Collaboration
Georgiana Shick Tryon, Sarah E. Birch, & Jay Verkuilen
6. Cohesion in Group Therapy
Gary M. Burlingame, Debra Theobald McClendon, & Chongming Yang
7. Empathy
Robert Elliott, Arthur C. Bohart, Jeanne C. Watson, & David Murphy
8. Positive Regard and Affirmation
Barry A. Farber, Jessica Y. Suzuki, & David A. Lynch
9. Congruence/Genuineness
Gregory G. Kolden, Chia-Chiang Wang, Sara B. Austin, Yunling Chang, & Marjorie H. Klein
10. The Real Relationship
Charles J. Gelso, Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., & Rayna D. Markin
11. Self-Disclosure and Immediacy
Clara E. Hill, Sarah Knox, & Kristen G. Pinto-Coelho
12. Emotional Expression
Paul R. Peluso & Robert R. Freund
13. Cultivating Positive Outcome Expectation
Michael J. Constantino, Andreea Visla, Alice E. Coyne, & James F. Boswell
14. Promoting Treatment Credibility
Michael J. Constantino, Alice E. Coyne, James F. Boswell, Brittany R. Iles, & Andreea Visla
15. Managing Countertransference
Jeffrey A. Hayes, Charles J. Gelso, D. Martin Kivlighan, & Simon B. Goldberg
16. Repairing Alliance Ruptures
Catherine F. Eubanks, J. Christopher Muran, & Jeremy D. Safran
17. Collecting and Delivering Client Feedback
Michael J. Lambert, Jason L. Whipple, & Maria Kleinstauber
18. What Works in the Psychotherapy Relationship: Results, Conclusions, and Practices
John C. Norcross & Michael J. Lambert


John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a clinical psychologist in part-time practice. He is past-president of the APA Society of Clinical Psychology, the APA Division of Psychotherapy, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Among his 25 coauthored books are the Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration, Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health, Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Psychology, Psychologists' Desk Reference, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now in its 9th edition.; Michael J. Lambert, PhD, was Susa Young Gates University Professor and Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University. He is currently retired from his academic position and is a part-time clinician in private practice. He authored Prevention of Treatment Failure and edited the fifth and sixth editions of Bergin and Garfield's Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change. He is past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.