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Article Number - B4DF8AB64838


Vol.9(4), pp. 23-25 , June 2017
https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2017.0487
ISSN: 2141-2499


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Client congruence in therapy and its association with mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship



Itai Ivtzan
  • Itai Ivtzan
  • University of East London, United Kingdom.
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Stephen Joseph
  • Stephen Joseph
  • University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
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 Received: 07 March 2017  Accepted: 25 May 2017  Published: 30 June 2017

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In order to investigate clients’ role in the mutuality of therapeutic encounter, this pilot study examined data from 49 participants who had undergone at least three sessions of therapy. The participants completed the Working Alliance Inventory and the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills. As hypothesised, higher levels of mindfulness were associated with enhanced working alliance. All three dimensions of the working alliance (quality of therapeutic bond, agreement on tasks, and agreement on goals) were found to be associated with mindfulness. These results suggest that it would be worthwhile to develop future longitudinal research on the relationship between client variables and the development of therapeutic encounter.

Key words: Mindfulness, person-centred therapy, therapeutic alliance, mutuality.

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APA Ivtzan, I., & Joseph, S. (2017). Client congruence in therapy and its association with mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 9(4), 23-25.
Chicago Itai Ivtzan and Stephen Joseph. "Client congruence in therapy and its association with mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 9, no. 4 (2017): 23-25.
MLA Itai Ivtzan and Stephen Joseph. "Client congruence in therapy and its association with mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 9.4 (2017): 23-25.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2017.0487
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/article-abstract/B4DF8AB64838

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