Title

Interdependence Theory and the Client Therapist Relationship: a Model for Cognitive Psychotherapy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1989

Abstract

Interdependence theory is a cognitive model of interpersonal behavior that elucidates how interacting individuals have an effect on each other's behavior and affective states (Kelley & Thibaut, 1978). This model is adapted to the client-therapist relationship and illustrated as a method of facilitating rapport and producing congruent therapeutic goals. It is concluded that interdependence theory offers a framework for enhancing the relationship in directive cognitive-oriented therapies.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, v. 3, issue 2, p. 111-122

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