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Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training


The presentation of gifts in psychotherapy, whether to or from the therapist, does not happen frequently, but its occurrence may nevertheless be quite provocative. This practice review summarizes theoretical and clinical perspectives regarding gifts in therapy, reviews the minimal extant literature on this topic, and offers recommendations for practice and research.


Originally published in Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, Volume 45, No. 1 (March 2008) DOI:10.1037/0033-3204.45.1.103

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