Predicting the early therapeutic alliance in the treatment of drug misuse.

@article{Meier2005PredictingTE,
  title={Predicting the early therapeutic alliance in the treatment of drug misuse.},
  author={Petra Sylvia Meier and Michael C Donmall and Christine Barrowclough and Patrick Mcelduff and Richard F. Heller},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={500-11}
}
AIMS To predict the early therapeutic alliance from a range of potentially relevant factors, including clients' social relationships, motivation and psychological resources, and counsellors' professional experience and ex-user status. DESIGN The study recruited 187 clients starting residential rehabilitation treatment for drug misuse in three UK services. Counsellor and client information was assessed at intake, and client and counsellor ratings of the alliance were obtained during weeks 1, 2… CONTINUE READING

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