Optimizing the alliance in couple therapy.

  title={Optimizing the alliance in couple therapy.},
  author={Dianne Symonds and Adam O. Horvath},
  journal={Family process},
  volume={43 4},
The complexity of the relation between alliance and outcome in couple therapy was investigated in a study of 47 couples in brief therapy. Self-rated alliance was measured after the first and third sessions using the couple version of the Working Alliance Inventory. The results indicated that the correlation between alliance and outcome was significantly stronger when the partners agreed about the strength of the alliance, when the male partner's alliance was stronger than the female's, and when… CONTINUE READING

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