Understanding factors associated with early therapeutic alliance in PTSD treatment: adherence, childhood sexual abuse history, and social support.

@article{Keller2010UnderstandingFA,
  title={Understanding factors associated with early therapeutic alliance in PTSD treatment: adherence, childhood sexual abuse history, and social support.},
  author={Stephanie M Keller and Lori A. Zoellner and Norah C. Feeny},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={974-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Therapeutic alliance has been associated with better treatment engagement, better adherence, and less dropout across various treatments and disorders. In treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it may be particularly important to establish a strong early alliance to facilitate treatment adherence. However, factors such as childhood sexual abuse (CSA) history and poor social support may impede the development of early alliance in those receiving PTSD treatment. We sought to… CONTINUE READING

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