Found out about Dr. Shore via the amazing podcasts Dr.Drew has been posting. I highly recommend them for psychology students. In depth interviews with addiction specialist, psychologist, biobehavioralist, former addicts & other fascinating guests.
A small quote from the over 1hr interview w/Dr. Shore on the podcast.
” We are now looking for the common factors that cut across all forms of treatment. The most powerful factor that the research shows is the therapeutic alliance, the ability of the patient and the therapist together to co-create this bond of emotional communication. This bond of empathy that allows the patient to feel safe enough and to begin to reveal what he or she needs to reveal to share his subjectivity with another human being, his private self with that human being.”