Is one assessment enough ? patterns of helping alliance development and outcome

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serval:BIB_2178530209F6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Is one assessment enough ? patterns of helping alliance development and outcome
Journal
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Author(s)
Roten Yves de, Fischer Mélanie, Drapeau Martin, Beretta Véronique, Kramer Ueli, Favre Nathalie, Despland Jean-Nicolas
ISSN
1063-3995
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Number
5
Pages
324-331
Language
english
Notes
SAPHIRID:64218
Abstract
Early therapeutic alliance is usually measured by the rating of a single session (between the third and the fifth sessions). However, there is a strong argument in favor of viewing early alliance as a developing process. This study examined the relationship between patient's rating of the helping alliance (HAq) at each session and therapy outcome. This comparison was repeated using patterns of alliance over the course of treatment. Patterns of therapeutic alliance development were detected by clustering ratings of a sample of N = 70 outpatients across four sessions of very brief psychotherapeutic intervention. Cluster analysis revealed two main patterns (shapes) of alliance development: (i) stable alliance, and (ii) linear growth pattern. These patterns are more predictive of symptom improvement and social adjustment than single ratings, whereas single ratings measuring the strength of alliance are more correlated with patient's satisfaction.
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