by Dan Short, 2010
Available through Amazon
Transformational Relationships is a book for professionals who wish
to understand and manage the hidden interpersonal dynamics that occur
during every therapy encounter.
This book is a mixture of case studies and research.
Over 900 research studies or scholarly articles are referenced in the
book's 366 pages. Dr.
Short packs this information into a personal format, taking the reader
on his own odyssey as he discovers the power and value of relationships.
principle has a great deal of empirical support, the book is designed to
read more like a novel than textbook with many intriguing examples of complex client needs
and straightforward solutions.
The book’s major thesis follows the lead of renowned
experts such as Scott Miller and Michael Lambert, who have emphasized
the primary role of relationship in successful therapy outcomes. Turning
to social psychology, marriage research, anthropology, and ethnology,
Dr. Short collected fascinating findings on attraction, attachment,
bonding, likeability, and other core social dynamics. He then organized the information in a way that
highlights its relevance to psychotherapy. Dr. Short weaves this
information into a personal narrative, allowing readers to view his
successes and mistakes, as stimulating case examples bring the
theoretical concepts to life.