Emotional congruence between clients and therapists and its effect on treatment outcome.

@article{AtzilSlonim2018EmotionalCB,
  title={Emotional congruence between clients and therapists and its effect on treatment outcome.},
  author={Dana Atzil-Slonim and Eran Bar-Kalifa and Hadar Fisher and Tuvia Peri and Wolfgang Lutz and Julian A Rubel and Eshkol Rafaeli},
  journal={Journal of counseling psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          51-64
        }
}
The present study aimed to (a) explore 2 indices of emotional congruence-temporal similarity and directional discrepancy-between clients' and therapists' ratings of their emotions as they cofluctuate session-by-session; and (b) examine whether client/therapist emotional congruence predicts clients' symptom relief and improved functioning. The sample comprised 109 clients treated by 62 therapists in a university setting. Clients and therapists self-reported their negative (NE) and positive… CONTINUE READING