How exactly does therapy work? Is it a combination of terms that will help the client overcome the issue? Or more realistically are there strategies and researched based techniques to help heal the wounds?
While the correct techniques and research-based interventions are valuable, there are some less tangible aspects of psychotherapy that are more closely related to positive outcomes. A study has found that there is a powerful impact on the outcome of therapy conducted by a more effective therapists than a less effective one.
The following list of traits that the most effective therapists possess are as follows:
1. Confidence in therapy
2. Continuing Education and reliance on research
3. Ability to communicate effectively
4. Flexible use of treatments
5. Ability to develop a strong relationship
6. Empathic relationship style
Effective psychotherapy relies on a number of factors that are not typically considered in research. In many cases, the therapeutic relationship and personal traits of the therapists are more important than the type of intervention.
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