Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship

Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship

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Perhaps the most important aspect of the therapeutic process is the relationship between therapist and client. For years, two major schools of thought have strongly disagreed about what the nature of that relationship should be. The humanists emphasized warmth and empathy. The psychoanalysts kept a neutral, cool distance. Recently, however, the beginnings of a reconciliation between these traditions have opened new possibilities for the way therapists relate to clients.

In Between Therapist and Client, Michael Kahn shows why this new consensus is promising. Beginning with Freud's discovery of transference, Kahn traces the history of the clinical relationship from Carl Rogers' introduction of humanistic concerns through Merton Gill's theory and technique of transference analysis, to the pioneering work of Heinz Kohut, who has most successfully brought together psychoanalytic and humanistic thought. Using vivid examples from his own practice, Kahn shows how a coherent synthesis of these various approaches leads to the most successful clinical relationships.

Completely updated with greater discussion of ethics and countertransference, the new edition of Between Therapist and Client is essential reading for those in psychotherapy both therapist and client.

Title:Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780805071009
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    Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship Reviews

  • Paul

    In my moments of longing for an alternate career, I muse on being a psychotherapist. Do I want to go back to school and dive deep into debt? My thinks not. But, I still nurture the possibility of that...

  • Sarah

    Meh. This was very similar to Basic Freud (also written by Kahn) and both the style and problems are the same. I find the text written at a high school level. It doesn't make sense to read it if you h...

  • Sofie

    Kahn gives a short but useful outline of the history of psychoanalysis, client-centered therapy and a few in-between points of view. He describes the work of various, important authors, such as Freud,...

  • Katie

    This was perfectly acceptable, not mind-blowing or perspective shifting. But, nevertheless, an adequate description of the therapist-client relationship. I found it to be a bit simplistic and perhaps ...

  • Ellie Carr

    An accessible introduction to the rational of integrative therapy and how humanistic and psychoanalytic schools of thought came to meet somewhere in the middle. Gives a flavour of each of the key play...

  • Robert

    Enjoying this book a lot. Reading it for a program in which I am enrolled at John Carroll University in counseling and spiritual wellness. It distilled a great deal of complicated theory and makes it ...

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  • Courtney Moeller

    This is a good book for new therapists ...

  • Jane

    A clear, well-written and useful exploration of transference and countertransference....

  • Denise

    For me, this book defines my idea of a rewarding therapeutic relationship. It helped me consolidate my understanding of the importance of empathy, transference and counter transference to therapeutic ...