Clients in psychotherapy: contribution to therapeutic outcome

  • Alberto Rodriguez-Morejon Universidad de Málaga
Keywords: Psychotherapy research, psychotherapeutic outcome, client agency, collaborative relationship, client factors

Abstract

In this paper the empirical evidence pointing that customers are primarily responsible for the results is reviewed. Two types of data are presented: (a) those which demonstrate that people successfully face problems without help: studies on resilience, spontaneous recovery, self-help or placebo effect; and (b) those which show that the users of a psychotherapy are active agents throughout the therapeutic process. Finally, suggestions are made on how to adapt the therapeutic practices to this new vision.

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Author Biography

Alberto Rodriguez-Morejon, Universidad de Málaga

Profesor Titular de Universidad.

Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico

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Published
25-12-2015
How to Cite
Rodriguez-Morejon, A. (2015). Clients in psychotherapy: contribution to therapeutic outcome. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.1.192551
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Clinical and Health Psychology