Therapeutic alliance and the retention of couples in conjoint alcoholism treatment.

  title={Therapeutic alliance and the retention of couples in conjoint alcoholism treatment.},
  author={H S Raytek and B S McGrady and Elizabeth Epstein and Linda S. Hirsch},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={24 3},
Differences were investigated in the degree to which less versus more experienced therapists formed a therapeutic alliance with their clients and how these differences were related to retaining couples in treatment. Two raters, using the Vanderbilt Therapeutic Alliance Scale (VTAS) and the Vanderbilt Negative Indicators Scale (VNIS), coded 15-minute audiotaped segments of the first treatment session for 66 couples participating in a randomized clinical trial of three types of couple therapy for… CONTINUE READING

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