Interdependence Theory and the Client Therapist Relationship: a Model for Cognitive Psychotherapy
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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Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, v. 3, issue 2, p. 111-122
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Dolce, Jeffrey J. and Thompson, Joel K., "Interdependence Theory and the Client Therapist Relationship: a Model for Cognitive Psychotherapy" (1989). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2103.