Frequency, severity, and evolution of split family alliances: how observable are they?

@article{Pea2009FrequencySA,
  title={Frequency, severity, and evolution of split family alliances: how observable are they?},
  author={Cristina Mu{\~n}iz de la Pe{\~n}a and Myrna L. Friedlander and V. Escudero},
  journal={Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={133-42}
}
Split alliances (within-family differences in the emotional bond with the therapist) were studied in 19 U.S. and 21 Spanish families using the System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances (SOFTA; Friedlander, Escudero, & Heatherington, 2006). Examining individual family members' scores on the corresponding self-report and observational Emotional Connection to the Therapist SOFTA scales, the authors identified mild, moderate, and severe split alliances. In both samples, self-reported splits… CONTINUE READING