The therapeutic alliance (Bordin, 1979) remains one of the most studied constructs in psychotherapy outcome research (Norcross & Lambert, 2019), and is a robust predictor of client outcome (Flückiger et al., 2018; 2020; Wampold & Imel, 2015). It has been established that therapists vary in their ability to build and maintain an effective alliance, which […]
Brief report on Improved Treatment Outcomes for Maryland for Medicaid Funded School Based Mental Health Services
Abstract Aim This paper presents results of a five-year project to implement measurement and feedback processes, also referred to as feedback informed treatment, within seven agencies providing school-based mental health services to K-12 students. The purpose was to monitor rates of improvement on a measure of global distress over time. Method A standardized measure of […]
Article Review of "What Do These Sounds Tell Us About the Therapeutic Alliance: Acoustic Markers as Predictors of Alliance"
Psychotherapy research has consistently indicated that the quality of the therapeutic alliance is one of the most reliable predictors of treatment outcomes. Indeed, clients with a weaker alliance to their therapist tend to make less progress in therapy and/or prematurely dropout. In a recent study, Nof, Amir, Goldstein, and Zilcha-Mana (2020) attempted to predict the […]