The Therapeutic Relationship, Individualized Treatment and Other Keys to Successful Psychotherapy

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Challenging the predominant view that manualized treatment methods are the gold standard for effective psychotherapy, Norcross shares empirical research that leads him to argue for a “middle path” that says it is both the treatment method and the therapeutic relationship that make the difference.

Norcross discusses the scientific evidence that the relationship between therapist and patient accounts for success more than we may have realized. From how to cultivate the “person of the therapist,” to the importance of prizing the patient’s perspective, Norcross answers the timeless question: What makes for a great therapist?

A pioneer in the field of research into the essentials of psychotherapy, John Norcross is a luminary in the field of mental health. His unique synthesis of a wide range of empirical studies has illuminated the deep mechanisms beneath therapeutic change. Norcross' insights have been deeply inspiring for me and have shaped my way of thinking about the power of relationships to promote healing.
—Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Mindsight

By watching this video, you will:

  • Learn what three questions to ask all of your patients in order to: tailor the psychotherapy to each individual; maximize the effectiveness of treatment; and reduce the rate of premature terminations.
  • Understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship and how to skillfully address and repair alliance ruptures.
  • Identify evidence-based steps you can take to improve your therapeutic effectiveness.


If you're skeptical of the idea that psychotherapy is akin to a medical procedure, and uncomfortable with the trend towards empirically validated treatments which don't acknowledge the therapeutic relationship, then this video will show you that your doubts are more than reasonable, and, in fact, backed up by decades of research. Norcross persuasively makes the case that the human element inherent in psychotherapy should take center stage, because it is scientifically proven to play a significant role in successful treatment outcomes.


About John C. Norcross, PhD


John C. Norcross, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized authority on behavior change. He is author of more than 150 scholarly publications and has co-written and edited 15 books.


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