A new research study examines the relationships that make cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) successful. “According to Associate Professor Kazantzis, the study showed that while the ‘alliance’ between the therapist and the patient (i.e., the agreement between the two on the goals of therapy and the ways to attain them) is important to successful CBT – this study was the first to show that the ‘cohesion’ within the group that is just as important in achieving clinically significant outcomes for all participants.”
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