Interpersonal Change Processes in Therapeutic Interactions

  • Stanley R. Strong


Therapeutic interactions are conversations between people. Conversing with another is a common human experience but is a highly complex behavioral process. Conversations are sequential exchanges of contingent responses. Each response of one participant is a complex function of the other participant’s previous response and of the first participant’s (a) assessment of the relevant characteristics of the other person, (b) objectives in the conversation, and (c) behavioral skills.


College Woman Counseling Psychology Interpersonal Behavior Cooperative Task Attributional Bias 
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