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The Therapeutic Alliance : An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice - J. Christopher Muran

The Therapeutic Alliance

An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice

By: J. Christopher Muran (Editor), Jacques P. Barber (Editor)

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This state-of-the-art book presents research-based practice guidelines that clinicians of any orientation can use to optimize the therapeutic alliance. Leading proponents of the major psychotherapeutic approaches explain just what a good alliance is, how to create it, and how to recognize and repair alliance ruptures. Applications in individual, group, couple, and family therapy are explored; case examples vividly illustrate the concepts and techniques. Links between the quality of the alliance and client outcomes are elucidated. A section on training fills a major gap in the field, reviewing proven strategies for helping therapists to develop key relationship-building skills.

"Drawing together leading contributors to psychotherapy research, training, and practice, Muran and Barber provide an unparalleled opportunity to develop a critically balanced, research-informed understanding of key factors that contribute to productive therapeutic alliances in differing therapy approaches. I have no doubt that this book will become an 'instant classic' in the field of psychotherapy, one that will continue to shape alliance research and practice in the years to come." - Lynne E. Angus, Adult Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, York University, Canada; President-Elect, Society for Psychotherapy Research "This is a great book, edited by highly esteemed experts and featuring contributions by the best conceivable authors for this topic. The most current empirical evidence on the therapeutic alliance is reviewed, but the book's greatest value for psychotherapy practitioners, trainers, and trainees of any orientation resides in its recommendations for practice. I highly recommend this volume for anyone who wishes to learn how to establish and improve a therapeutic alliance." - Franz Caspar, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Switzerland "This book provides an invaluable and comprehensive review of the state of the evidence on what is arguably the most important common factor to therapy outcome/m-/the therapeutic alliance. Each chapter is written by the leading experts in the field. In addition to excellent chapters on measurement, prediction, change over time, negative experiences, and repair of alliance ruptures, the volume includes important chapters from psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive and behavioral, and other perspectives. If you were to buy only one book on psychotherapy this year, you would be hard-pressed to find a better alternative!" - Michael E. Thase, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA

An Introduction: Establishing the Context and Rationalep. 1
Critical Studies of the Therapeutic Alliance
Alliance Theory and Measurementp. 7
The Validity of the Alliance as a Predictor of Psychotheraphy Outcomep. 29
The Alliance over Timep. 44
Qualitative Studies of Negative Experiences is Psychotherapyp. 63
Alliance Ruptures and Resolutionp. 74
Practice and the Therapeutic Alliance
A Psychodynamic Perspective on the Therapeutic Alliance: Theory, Research, and Practicep. 97
An Interpersonal Perspective on Therapy Alliances and Techniquesp. 123
The Therapeutic Alliance in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 150
A Functional Analytic Psychotheraphy (FAP) Approach to the Therapeutic Alliancep. 172
The Therapeutic Alliance in Humanistic Psychotheraphyp. 191
Therapeutic Alliances in Couple Therapy: The Web of Relationshipsp. 210
Therapeutic Alliances and Alliance Building in Family Therapyp. 240
The Therapeutic Alliance in Group Therapyp. 263
Training Programs on the Therapeutic Alliance
Developing Skills in Managing Negative Processp. 285
Training in Alliance-Fostering Techniquesp. 304
Developing Therapist Abilities to Negotiate Alliance Rupturesp. 320
Coda: Recommendations for Practice and Trainingp. 341
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9781606238738
ISBN-10: 1606238736
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th August 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.3  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.64