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The therapeutic alliance, dropout from psychotherapy and the role of formal feedback in repairing alliance ruptures

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The therapeutic or ‘working’ alliance in psychotherapy has consistently been shown to be an important factor in patient outcome from psychotherapy. Poor alliance has been suggested to be a factor in patients dropping out or prematurely terminating therapy. Developing a strong alliance and identifying and resolving any tension or difficulties between therapist and patient, described as therapeutic alliance ‘ruptures’, has been suggested as a means of retaining patients in therapy so that th...

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D.Clin.Psych
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University of Oxford

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