Clinical experience and controlled research consistently demonstrate that the therapy relationship accounts for as much outcome as the particular treatment method. This keynote address will review the meta-analytic research and clinical practices compiled by an interdivisional APA task force on (1) effective elements of the therapy relationship and (2) effective means of adapting that relationship to the individual patient. Discover how research and practice converge in relational responsiveness that demonstrably improves treatment efficacy and efficiency.
1. Identify at least 5 therapist relational behaviors that improve the effectiveness of psychotherapy
2. Describe 3 patient matching dimensions tha