Video 1.2 The Therapeutic Relationship – Relationship vs. Friendship

These resources support you in exploring the differences between counselling and psychotherapy and other ways of helping, and the ethics of the therapeutic relationship.

In these two segments – Videos 1.2 and 1.3 – Ramani Durvasula describes the important factors of the therapeutic relationship and its differences from a friendship.

The Therapeutic Relationship – Relationship vs. Friendship (01:18)

Discussion question

  • What are the key differences between a therapeutic relationship and a friendship?