Modeling Psychotherapy Encounters: Rupture and Repair
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Department of Conflict Resolution Studies
Mathematical modeling of social relationships: what mathematics can tell us about people
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one out of every four adults in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental illness (NIMH 2010). Researchers have found that psychotherapy is an effective approach for treating mental illnesses and that the therapeutic relationship is a key component in the success of therapy (Duncan et al. 2010; Mozdzierz et al. 2014; Norcross 2010, Wampold 2010). Norcross and Wampold (2011) summarized the findings of the American Psychological Association's task force on evidence-based therapy relationships, which affirmed Lambert's finding (Lambert 1992; Lambert and Barley 2002) that the therapeutic relationship accounts for as much of the variance accounted for in successful therapy as the type of method or approach. In addition, they suggest a need to focus on specific therapist behaviors that would promote a positive therapeutic relationship.
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Peace and Conflict Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Strawinska-Zanko, Urszula A.; Liebovitch, Larry S.; and Peluso, Paul R., "Modeling Psychotherapy Encounters: Rupture and Repair" (2018). CAHSS Faculty Books and Book Chapters. 98.