The Therapeutic Relationship in the Treatment of Pathological Self-Criticism

  • Raymond M. Bergner
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


What sort of therapeutic relationship would best facilitate clients adopting more humane and constructive modes of self-criticism? The focus of this chapter will be on providing an answer to this question. Before turning directly to this answer, a general reminder of an important relationship between self-appraisal and the appraisal of other persons should be helpful to an understanding of the form that this answer will take.


Therapeutic Relationship Status Assignment Therapeutic Change Harsh Critic Status Assigner 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond M. Bergner
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  1. 1.Illnois State UniversityNormalUSA

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