Therapist-conducted consultation: Using clients as consultants to their own therapy

Richard J. Bischoff, A. Jay McKeel, Sidney M. Moon, Douglas H. Sprenkle

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Abstract

Using qualitative research methodology, the authors developed an in-session therapeutic procedure called the therapist-conducted consultation (TCC) which is designed to enhance the therapist-client collaborative relationship. In the TCC, the therapist and client(s) relinquish their traditional roles and discuss the client's treatment. During this process, clients are invited to (a) share their perspective of treatment, (b) assess whether treatment is meeting their goals, and (c) suggest how treatment could change to improve their experience. The three-stage model of the TCC that resulted from the research is presented with a case example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-379
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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