The real relationship in a postmodern world: theoretical and empirical explorations.

@article{Gelso2009TheRR,
  title={The real relationship in a postmodern world: theoretical and empirical explorations.},
  author={Charles J. Gelso},
  journal={Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={253-64}
}
A theory of the real relationship, including its place in the overall therapeutic relationship, is amplified. The real relationship is seen as a key component of all psychotherapy relationships. It exists from the first moment of contact between therapist and patient, and it deepens as the work progresses. Recently, reliable measures of the real relationship from the therapist's and client's perspectives have been developed, and these measures have demonstrated sound beginning validity. Studies… CONTINUE READING
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