Concept Introduction

In this section, learn about how the therapist prepares for an initial session, and some of the theories regarding the development of the relationship between therapist and client.

For interpreters, this foundational knowledge is essential because the information gathered prior to, and at the first session informs the therapist in the way they will shape and develop the working alliance. The working alliance is the single most effective part of a therapeutic relationship.

Section One includes the following:

  1. Common Factors
  2. Pre-Screening
  3. Informed Consent
  4. History Taking