Synopses & Reviews
In this authoritative book, W. W. Meissner examines all the prevailing ideas about the therapeutic alliance-the collaborative relationship between psychotherapist and an individual patient. The book is an essential reference for clinicians, theoreticians, and others who seek to understand the crucial role of the therapeutic alliance in the success of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
One point on which the various helping professions agree is that the crucial factor in the success of therapy is the therapeutic alliance - the collaborative relationship that a particular therapist is able to form with a particular patient. W. W. Meissner, a highly regarded teacher and practitioner of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, examines all the prevailing ideas about the therapeutic alliance in this useful book which is intended for both clinicians and theoreticians.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-376) and index.