The active client: Therapy as self-help
Journal/Book: J Hum Psychol. 1996; 36: 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Sage Publ Inc. 7-30.
Abstract: A model of how therapy works is proposed that locates the source of therapeutic change in the client, while the therapist is the provider of opportunities, ideas, and experiences. Ultimately all therapy is self-help. This model is contrasted with the medical-like model of therapy as treatment and hopes to account for research findings of equal effectiveness among different therapies. Although the active client model developed from existential-humanistic ideas, it can be compatible with all approaches.
Note: Article AC Bohart, Calif State Univ Dominguez Hills, Dept Psychol, Carson, CA 90747 USA
Keyword(s): OUTCOME RESEARCH; PSYCHOTHERAPY; DEPRESSION; EXPERIENCE; METAANALYSIS; SUCCESS; FUTURE