The relationship between agreeableness and the development of the working alliance in patients with borderline personality disorder.

@article{Hirsh2012TheRB,
  title={The relationship between agreeableness and the development of the working alliance in patients with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Jacob B. Hirsh and Lena C. Quilty and R. Michael Bagby and Shelley F. McMain},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          616-27
        }
}
The working alliance between therapist and patient is an important component of effective interventions for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The current study examines whether client personality affects the development of the working alliance during the treatment of BPD, and whether this influences treatment effectiveness. Data was based on 87 patients with BPD who were participants in a randomized controlled trial comparing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and general psychiatric… 

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