Title

The Therapeutic Alliance In Home-Based Family Therapy: Is It Predictive of Outcome?

Keywords

therapeutic alliance, family therapy, home-based therapy

Abstract

This study examined the association between the therapeutic alliance in family therapy and changes in symptom distress, interpersonal relationships, and family coping. The participants (N = 81) were members of low socioeconomic status families referred to a university clinic for in‐home family therapy. Participants completed the Outcome Questionnaire, Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation, and the Family Therapy Alliance questionnaires. Regression analyses revealed that the therapeutic alliance explained 19% of the variance in symptom distress changes for mother, 55% for fathers, and 39% for adolescents. The implications of these findings for practicing and researching family therapy are presented.

Original Publication Citation

Johnson, L. N., Wright, D., & Ketring, S. A. (2002). The therapeutic alliance in home-based family therapy: The influences on outcome. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28, 93-102.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-06-08

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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