Instability and Uncertainty Are Critical for Psychotherapy: How the Therapeutic Alliance Opens Us Up

  title={Instability and Uncertainty Are Critical for Psychotherapy: How the Therapeutic Alliance Opens Us Up},
  author={Patrick Connolly},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  • P. Connolly
  • Published 7 January 2022
  • Psychology
  • Frontiers in Psychology
Tschacher and Haken have recently applied a systems-based approach to modeling psychotherapy process in terms of potentially beneficial tendencies toward deterministic as well as chaotic forms of change in the client’s behavioral, cognitive and affective experience during the course of therapy. A chaotic change process refers to a greater exploration of the states that a client can be in, and it may have a potential positive role to play in their development. A distinction is made between on… 

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