Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 61–69 | Cite as

How Does the Relationship Facilitate Productive Client Thinking?

  • Arthur C. Bohart


My thesis is: a) that the primary client activity that facilitates change is their productive thinking, b) that one key way the therapeutic relationship is helpful is that it facilitates this kind of activity, and c) that if we look at the therapist–client dyad as a group, then we can further understand how the therapy dialogue facilitates productive client thinking through recent ideas about socially shared cognition.

client thinking empathy therapeutic relationship common factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saybrook Graduate School and Research CenterSan Francisco

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