Synchrony in Psychotherapy: A Review and an Integrative Framework for the Therapeutic Alliance

@inproceedings{Koole2016SynchronyIP,
  title={Synchrony in Psychotherapy: A Review and an Integrative Framework for the Therapeutic Alliance},
  author={Sander L. Koole and Wolfgang Tschacher},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2016}
}
During psychotherapy, patient and therapist tend to spontaneously synchronize their vocal pitch, bodily movements, and even their physiological processes. In the present article, we consider how this pervasive phenomenon may shed new light on the therapeutic relationship- or alliance- and its role within psychotherapy. We first review clinical research on the alliance and the multidisciplinary area of interpersonal synchrony. We then integrate both literatures in the Interpersonal Synchrony (In… CONTINUE READING

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