Surrogate partner therapy refers to a specific type of therapy in which an individual seeks the help of both a therapist and a surrogate partner in order to overcome obstacles that prevent the individual from establishing or maintaining healthy emotionally and physically intimate relationships. To learn more about surrogate partner therapy, please follow the links below.
During the first meeting, the client, therapist, and surrogate partner discuss the goals of the therapy, and the dynamics of the therapeutic triad are established. The therapeutic triad (client - therapist - surrogate partner) is not only important for the benefit of effective therapy, but also essential for the ethical checks and balances required throughout the process. During this time, a contract is made which guides the process from this point forward.