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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

RODRIGUEZ-MOREJON, Alberto. Clients in psychotherapy: contribution to therapeutic outcome. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.32, n.1, pp.1-8. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.1.192551.

In this paper the empirical evidence pointing that customers are primarily responsible for the results is reviewed. Two types of data are presented: (a) those which demonstrate that people successfully face problems without help: studies on resilience, spontaneous recovery, self-help or placebo effect; and (b) those which show that the users of a psychotherapy are active agents throughout the therapeutic process. Finally, suggestions are made on how to adapt the therapeutic practices to this new visión.

Keywords : Psychotherapy research; psychotherapeutic outcome; client agency; collaborative relationship; client factors.

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