Difference in Therapeutic Alliance: High-Conflict Co-Parents vs Regular Couples
therapeutic alliance, couple therapy, separation, divorce, remarriage
The purpose of this research is to explore differences in the therapeutic alliance for High-Conflict Co-Parents (HCC) vs. Regular Couples. A therapeutic alliance consists of three domains: a bond between the participants, agreement on tasks and agreement on goals in therapy. It also requires two or more individuals. It was hypothesized that HCC clients would have lower therapeutic alliance scores compared to regular couples. The results supported this hypothesis. By identifying these differences, more research can be conducted to improve our understanding of how to strengthen the therapeutic alliance with HCC clients, leading to improved treatment of this population.
Original Publication Citation
Andrea M. Parady, Shayne R. Anderson, Angela B. Bradford & Lee N. Johnson (2018) Difference in Therapeutic Alliance: High-Conflict Co-Parents vs Regular Couples, The American Journal of Family Therapy, 46:5, 405-420.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Parady, Andrea M.; Anderson, Shayne R.; Bradford, Angela B.; and Johnson, Lee N., "Difference in Therapeutic Alliance: High-Conflict Co-Parents vs Regular Couples" (2019). Faculty Publications. 4120.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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