Early alliance, alliance ruptures, and symptom change in a nonrandomized trial of cognitive therapy for avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders.

@article{Strauss2006EarlyAA,
  title={Early alliance, alliance ruptures, and symptom change in a nonrandomized trial of cognitive therapy for avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders.},
  author={Jennifer Strauss and Adele M. Hayes and Sheri L Johnson and Cory F. Newman and Gregory K Brown and Jacques P Barber and Jean-Philippe Laurenceau and A. T. Beck},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={337-45}
}
Participants were 30 adult outpatients diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder who enrolled in an open trial of cognitive therapy for personality disorders. Treatment consisted of up to 52 weekly sessions. Symptom evaluations were conducted at intake, at Sessions 17 and 34, and at the last session. Alliance variables were patients' first alliance rating and "rupture-repair" episodes, which are disruptions in the therapeutic relationship that can… CONTINUE READING