1. Introduction: promoting self-healing through the therapeutic relationship
2. The nature of health and illness
3. Towards a model of treatment in health care
4. What do patients want?
5. Communication and illness: the meaning of illness for patients
6. What makes change happen in treatment?
7. Power in treatment
8. The process of treatment
9. The health of the practitioner
10. Conclusion: centrality of the therapeutic relationship
Author index 161
Subject index 167