Title

Difference in Therapeutic Alliance: High-Conflict Co-Parents vs Regular Couples

Keywords

therapeutic alliance, couple therapy, separation, divorce, remarriage

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-02-22

Publisher

The American Journal of 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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