The use of the core conflictual relationship theme method in describing and comparing Gestalt and rational emotive behavior therapy with adolescents

Stacey Agin, Iris E. Fodor

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The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT) method (Luborsky, 1977) is used to study recurrent relationship patterns in therapy and may be employed as a measure of transference as well. We found only one article in the literature in which it was applied to a mode of psychotherapy, other than psychodynamic (Turner, 1992). In addition, there are only a few articles in the literature that refer to the CCRT method with children and adolescents. In this paper, we applied the CCRT method to two videotaped individual sessions of young adolescent boys, one in gestalt therapy and the other in rational emotive behavior therapy. Results showed that both boys revealed similar core relational theme profiles, but that their respective therapists each dealt differently with these relationship conflicts. In this pilot use of the CCRT with adolescent therapy, we were able to describe relationship patterns and delineate key differences between the two treatment modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-186
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

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Behavior Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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