The Therapeutic Alliance
An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice
Edited by J. Christopher Muran and Jacques P. Barber
Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
August 11, 2010
Size: 6" x 9"
This state-of-the-art book presents research-based practice guidelines that clinicians of any orientation can use to optimize the therapeutic alliance. Leading proponents of the major psychotherapeutic approaches explain just what a good alliance is, how to create it, and how to recognize and repair alliance ruptures. Applications in individual, group, couple, and family therapy are explored; case examples vividly illustrate the concepts and techniques. Links between the quality of the alliance and client outcomes are elucidated. A section on training fills a major gap in the field, reviewing proven strategies for helping therapists to develop key relationship-building skills.