Yesterday's post on addiction counseling as community organization got me thinking about something I'd heard from a Scott Miller presentation. Miller argued that treatment outcomes are due to the following factors in the following proportions: 40%: client and extratherapeutic factors (such as ego strength, social support, etc.) 30%: therapeutic relationship (such as empathy, warmth, and … Continue reading Recovery Management extends therapeutic reach
Miller and Moyers make the case that low therapist empathy is toxic with a review of some research on the topic. In one study, a single in-session therapist behavior predicted 42% of the variance in clients’ 12-month drinking outcomes: the more the therapist confronted, the more the client drank (Miller, Benefield, & Tonigan, … Continue reading Is low therapist empathy toxic?