THERAPIST CHARACTERISTICS THAT FILIPINO AMERICANS PERCEIVE AS SALIENT FACTORS IN EFFECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY. INTRODUCTION Why I became interested in this study. SIGNIFICANCE.
Why I became interested in this study
Gurman 2002), identify treatment efficacy and favorable outcomes in psychotherapy, as a result of the therapeutic relationship and Kniskern (1978)stated that: “The ability of the therapist to establish a positive relationship with his or her clients, long a central issue of individual therapy, receives the most consistent support as an important outcome-related therapist factor in marital-family therapy”
Wampold (2001) concludes that it is the individual who provides the treatment in psychotherapy that is actually far more potent than the specific type of treatment.