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What are the three types of therapeutic relationships as proposed by Gelso and Hayes (1998)?

Transference configuration: the idea that feeling/attitudes towards the therapist are influenced by experiences from previous significant relationships

The real relationship – established through the magnitude of genuineness realism and the absence of transference


The working alliance – showing the client that therapy is a collaborative approach which is strongest when goals tasks are agreed upon and there is mutual respect between a client and the therapist

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Give some information about the transference consideration

It is affected by attachment patterns
Is a focus of psychodynamic approaches
Can include countertransference which must be managed by self insight, anxiety management, empathy and conceptualising

2

Describe the real relationship

Is the opposite end of the spectrum to the transference configuration
Can be enhanced by authenticity reliability and respect
Is characterised by realism and genuineness

3

Describe the working alliance

The working alliance is characterised by goals tasks and bond

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List some general facts about the therapeutic alliance

The therapeutic alliance provides a corrective emotional experience

The alliance changes through therapy and character rise by rupture and repair

Client resistance can be positive as it indicates a strong sense of self