Therapeutic alliance as a measurable psychotherapy skill.

@article{Summers2003TherapeuticAA,
  title={Therapeutic alliance as a measurable psychotherapy skill.},
  author={Richard F. Summers and Jacques P Barber},
  journal={Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={160-5}
}
Out of the Babel of psychotherapy models, concepts, and techniques, the therapeutic alliance stands out as a measurable phenomenon that has been shown to have a robust effect on treatment outcome. The therapeutic alliance may be a "holy grail" of psychotherapy competency because it is a validated concept that is predictive of outcome, more powerfully predictive than alternative indices, clearly defined, easily measured, and may have educational and training value. This communication reviews the… CONTINUE READING

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