In Relational Psychotherapy, Dr. Jeremy D. Safran demonstrates his integrative approach to therapy. Relational psychotherapy explores client relationship patterns, both inside and outside of the therapy room itself. The task of therapy is to work collaboratively to understand what is going on between the therapist and client and to look for the relational meaning in everything that arises in therapy, from responses to interventions to client–therapist interaction.
In this session, Dr. Safran works with a woman in her 30s who separated from her husband but is considering giving her marriage another try. Dr. Safran and the client discuss her marriage and explore past trauma that may continue to affect her current relationships.