“Therapeutic Alliance Tensions and Repair in Psychotherapy Practices”
This study evaluates a professional development program intended to improve the relationship or alliance between therapists and patients/clients who are receiving psychotherapy in the community. Half of the participating therapists will receive training to detect and improve alliance with new patients while half will not. The professional development training is expected to improve therapists effectiveness in identifying and correcting alliance tensions which will, in turn, improve therapeutic outcomes for patients/clients.
Professional development program
Professional development program consists of training including workshops and consultation sessions to enhance therapists ability to detect and repair alliance ruptures in active community based psychotherapy.
Therapeutic Alliance Tensions and Repair in Psychotherapy Practices: A Psychotherapy Practice Research Network (PPRNet) Study