Client perceptions of couples and family therapy

Richard J. Bischoff, Andrea N. McBrlde

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The investigators analyzed videotaped interviews with 18 client systems attending marital or family therapy. During the interviews, clients were asked to comment on their experience of the process of therapy, including what was helpful and not helpful about the treatment they were receiving. Three thematic categories emerged porn the qualitatiue analysis of the data: 1) respect for the hierarchy inherent in the therapeutic relationship; 2) the importance of therapist empathy; and 3) perceived helpfulness of various therapeutic techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-128
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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