The Therapeutic Alliance: Research and Theory

Louis G. Castonguay, Michael J. Constantino, James F. Boswell, David R. Kraus

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Abstract

One of the factors that cut across different forms of psychotherapy is the therapeutic alliance. Defined as a measure of collaboration and affective bond between the client and therapist, the alliance has been the focus of a substantial amount of research. This chapter briefly surveys the current state of empirical knowledge about its relationship with treatment outcome, its patterns and development during treatment, as well as its predictors. The chapter also suggests future research directions for the alliance in psychotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Interpersonal Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages509-518
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780470471609
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StatePublished - Mar 16 2012

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Castonguay, L. G., Constantino, M. J., Boswell, J. F., & Kraus, D. R. (2012). The Therapeutic Alliance: Research and Theory. In Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions (pp. 509-518). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118001868.ch29
Castonguay, Louis G. ; Constantino, Michael J. ; Boswell, James F. ; Kraus, David R. / The Therapeutic Alliance : Research and Theory. Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. pp. 509-518
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Castonguay LG, Constantino MJ, Boswell JF, Kraus DR. The Therapeutic Alliance: Research and Theory. In Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions. John Wiley and Sons. 2012. p. 509-518 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118001868.ch29