Youth working alliance: a core clinical construct in need of empirical maturity.

@article{Zack2007YouthWA,
  title={Youth working alliance: a core clinical construct in need of empirical maturity.},
  author={Sanno Elena Zack and Louis Georges Castonguay and James F Boswell},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={278-88}
}
The therapeutic alliance has long been recognized as an important component of successful psychotherapy for adults; research has established robust links to outcome. Until recently, however, research on the alliance between youth and their therapists has been sparse. The present review synthesizes the existing findings regarding the youth alliance and utilizes the adult alliance literature and the child and adolescent developmental literatures to suggest future avenues of research. Weak… CONTINUE READING