The therapeutic alliance in couples and family therapy.

  title={The therapeutic alliance in couples and family therapy.},
  author={Douglas Samuel Rait},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={56 2},
The therapeutic alliance is central to couples and family therapy. Although the formal concept of therapeutic alliance has not been used widely within the family therapy field, virtually every prominent clinical theorist has addressed the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship with the family. The alliance in couples and family treatment differs from the alliance in individual psychotherapy in that the couples and family therapist must establish and… CONTINUE READING


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