Therapeutic Relationship definitions

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Therapeutic alliance Bordin (1979)
the collaborative relationship between patient and therapist with common fight to overcome patient suffering and self-destructive behaviours
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Technique
Science practitioner, therapists toolbox, tasks of therapy, overt and conscious
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Process
Reflective practitioner, dynamics of therapy, the relationship over time, unconscious emotions, covert info less accessible to client
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Transference (Freud 1912)
Clients feeling and behaviour towards therapist - respond to every new relationship according to patterns of past and transfer old internalised models (primary caregiver)
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Countertransference
Therapists feeling and behaviour towards client, can be pulled into clients internalised models or own relational models
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Therapeutic metacommunication
talking about talking - be aware of own state and taalk through with client but be aware not to be punitive. Discuss empathically and compassionately, may help identify long term relational patterns, relief if acknowledged
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