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Therapists' Narratives of Therapeutic Relationships in the Treatment of Drug-Dependent Patients
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Högskolan i Gävle.
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 13, 1416-1433 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article explores and analyzes therapists' narratives, using selected stories, and their strategies for achieving a positive therapeutic relationship and a therapeutic alliance with their patients as a critical dimension to enable effective treatment with patients manifesting dependency problems. Although the therapists are applying different treatment and dependency theories and methods they all emphasize the importance of the therapeutic alliance in order to be successful in the treatment process.

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Informa Healthcare, 2013. Vol. 48, no 13, 1416-1433 p.
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Therapeutic relationship, therapeutic alliance, narrative, dependency, treatment, the actor-spectator paradox
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Substance Abuse Psychology Psychiatry
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96147DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2013.815017ISI: 000325360400013OAI: diva2:663595


Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-11 Last updated: 2014-01-28Bibliographically approved

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