I agree that the therapeutic alliance is very imporant in cog-behav therapy; collaborative empiricism and all that. All I mean is that the emphasis is rather different to that in psychodynamic and analytic therapy. CB therapists would not usually specifically focus on the therapeutic relationship as part of the therapy. They would not look for transference within that relationship, whereas dynamic therapy would very much be about the relationship and the transference. So I stand by the point that psychodynamic therapists may say CB therapists do not pay enough attention to the relationship.
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