Attachment and alliance in the treatment of depressed, sexually abused women.

  title={Attachment and alliance in the treatment of depressed, sexually abused women.},
  author={Phillip N. Smith and S. A. Gamble and Natalie A. Cort and Erin A. Ward and Hua He and Nancy L. Talbot},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  volume={29 2},
BACKGROUND Depression among women with sexual abuse histories is less treatment responsive than in general adult samples. One contributor to poorer treatment outcomes may be abused women's difficulties in forming and maintaining secure relationships, as reflected in insecure attachment styles, which could also impede the development of a positive therapeutic alliance. The current study examines how attachment orientation (i.e. anxiety and avoidance) and development of the working alliance are… CONTINUE READING
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