Rapport is not only a warm, relaxed relationship between individuals, it is a goal of a therapist with regards to his or her client. Rapport is a major step toward deepening the therapeutic experience and promoting progress toward the goals set out for the client.

RAPPORT: "Rapport between therapist and client must be established for progress in treatment to occur."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RAPPORT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rapport/ (accessed September 19, 2021).