The Therapeutic Interaction in Psychotherapy Integration

  • Jerold R. Gold


In this chapter, I will examine the ways in which the relationship between therapist and patient has been studied and understood within the context of the progress in psychotherapy integration which has been reported by the contributors to this handbook. In particular, this discussion will be centered upon the commonalities within the discrete approaches to the therapeutic interaction which are overt or implicit. Such convergence in theory and practice concerning this central aspect of psychotherapy may point the way at some time in the future to an integrated psychotherapy or group of therapies. It is the rare student of therapy who would disagree with the notion that the interactive or interpersonal aspect of psychotherapy is critical at the levels of theory, observation, clinical understanding, and intervention.


Interactional Data Cognitive Therapy Integrative Therapist Emotional Climate Interpersonal Psychotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerold R. Gold
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  1. 1.Doctoral Program in Clinical PsychologyLong Island UniversityBrooklynUSA

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