Title

THE THERAPY ALLIANCE: A MODERATOR IN THERAPY OUTCOME FOR FAMILIES DEALING WITH CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Keywords

therapy alliance, child abuse, neglect

Abstract

The role of the therapy alliance in therapy outcome for families dealing with child abuse and neglect was examined using the family as the unit of analysis. The alliance was tested as a moderator in relationship to posttreatment levels of symptom distress and physical violence. Results show that the bonds, goals, and tasks subscale scores are significantly related to posttreatment levels of symptom distress and that the goals subscale score is significantly related to posttreatment level of violence. There is an interaction between bonds and level of violence at intake, suggesting that the greater the level of violence at intake, the more important the bonds domain.

Original Publication Citation

Johnson, L. N., & Ketring, S. A. (2006). The therapy alliance: A moderator in therapy outcome for families dealing with child abuse and neglect. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32, 345-354.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-05-01

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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