Resistance in psychotherapy: what conclusions are supported by research.

  title={Resistance in psychotherapy: what conclusions are supported by research.},
  author={Larry E. Beutler and Carla M Moleiro and Hani Talebi},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={58 2},
Theoretical literature is contradictory in most areas, but virtually all theories agree on the existence of patient resistance and propose similar implications, meanings, and effects of its manifestation. However, theories differ widely in both the assumed causes of resistance and the methods of dealing with resistant patients. Common to various theoretical definitions is an assumption that resistance is both a dispositional trait and an in-therapy state of oppositional, angry, irritable, and… CONTINUE READING

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