George Silberschatz, PhD, editor

Transformative Relationships

About the Book


The therapeutic relationship, more than any other factor, has consistently proven to be a strong predictor of effective psychotherapy. Control-mastery theory provides an empirically supported model that sheds light on how the therapeutic relationship can be enhanced. This theory goes beyond providing techniques; rather, it provides clinicians with a comprehensive framework for understanding how the mind works, how psychopathology develops, and how psychotherapy works. Supported by detailed case examples, this book shows clinicians how to use control-mastery theory to tailor therapeutic interventions to meet the specific needs of patients, thereby strengthening the therapeutic relationship and enhancing therapeutic effectiveness.