Recommended Conferences

Neuroscience Psychiatry

Dubai, UAE

2nd International Conference on Clinical Psychiatry

Miami, USA

Psychology and Mental Health

Chicago, USA
Related Subjects
 

Relation of the therapeutic alliance with outcome and other variables: A meta-analytic review

Author(s): Martin DJ, Garske JP, Davis K

Abstract

To identify underlying patterns in the alliance literature, an empirical review of the many existing studies that relate alliance to outcome was conducted. After an exhaustive literature review, the data from 79 studies (58 published, 21 unpublished) were aggregated using meta-analytic procedures. The results of the meta-analysis indicate that the overall relation of therapeutic alliance with outcome is moderate, but consistent, regardless of many of the variables that have been posited to influence this relationship. For patient, therapist, and observer ratings, the various alliance scales have adequate reliability. Across most alliance scales, there seems to be no difference in the ability of raters to predict outcome. Moreover, the relation of alliance and outcome does not appear to be influenced by other moderator variables, such as the type of outcome measure used in the study, the type of outcome rater, the time of alliance assessment, the type of alliance rater, the type of treatment provided, or the publication status of the study.

Similar Articles

Defense mechanisms, 136: Theoretical, research, and clinical perspectives

Author(s): Hentschel U, Smith G, Draguns JG, Ehlers W

The wisdom of the ego

Author(s): Vaillant GE

Early change in maladaptive defense style and development of the therapeutic alliance

Author(s): Ambresin G, de Roten Y, Drapeau M, Despland JN

Patient defense/therapist interventions

Author(s): Winston B, Winston A, Samstag LW, Muran JC

A guide to conducting consensual qualitative research

Author(s): Hill C, Thompson BJ, Nutt-Williams E

Consensual qualitative research: An update

Author(s): Hill C, Knox S, Thompson BJ, Williams EN, Hess SA, et al.

Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for somatic disorders

Author(s): Abbass A, Kisely S, Kroenke K

Treating affect phobia: A manual for short-term dynamic psychotherapy

Author(s): McCullough L, Kuhn N, Andrews S, Kaplan A, Wolf J, et al.

Desensitization of conflicted feelings: Using the ATOS to measure early change in a single-case affect phobia therapy treatment

Author(s): Bhatia M, Gil Rodriguez M, Fowler DM, Godin JEG, Drapeau M, McCullough L

The effects of confrontation and clarification on patient affective and defensive responding

Author(s): Salerno M, Farber BA, McCullough L, Winston A, Trujillo M

How to address patients' defenses: A pilot study of the accuracy of defence interpretation and alliance

Author(s): Junod O, de Roten Y, Martinez E, Drapeau M, Despland JN

Accuracy of defense interpretations in three character types

Author(s): Perry JC, Petraglia J, Olson TR, Presniak MD, Metzger JA

Interpretation in projection

Author(s): Quinodoz D