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ETCHEVERS, Martín et al. Major developments and approaches on alliance  and therapeutic relationship. Anu. investig. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp.225-232. ISSN 1851-1686.

There is general consensus that an important part of the success of psychotherapy depends on the relationship between patient and therapist. Psychotherapeutic models conceptualize the therapeutic relationship in various ways; in particular, this concept has important differences between the psychoanalytic perspective and the cognitive-behavioral one. In this article, we attempt to outline the differences in the relevant literature and update the state of knowledge on this subject. According to these objectives, we discussed the main historical background of the therapeutic relationship and the classic and current lines of research on it. This article is a literature review of the information available in EBSCO and Jstore databases. The keywords used are: therapeutic relationship, therapeutic alliance, Psychoanalysis, CBT. We used data that was published after 1990.

Keywords : Therapeutic relationship; Therapeutic alliance; Psychoanalysis; Cognitive behavioural therapy.

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